July 22, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

Flashback to 14-year-old Sascha

Little brothers growing up in tennis families will often try to become pros.

Sometimes, little brother surpasses big brother. But not often does he end up one of the best in the world.

Flash back to 2011 when the ATP profiled the Zverev brothers. Young Alexander, just 14 and much shorter than big brother Mischa, already had the smooth strokes.

Sunday, when Zverev joked after winning the ATP Tour Finals that his father Alexander Sr. didn’t understand half of what he was saying, he wasn’t kidding. Dad did his interview for the feature in … Russian.

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