Alexander Zverev Joins Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, and Others in Rolex Family

World number six Alexander Zverev, who stunned everyone by winning the Mutua Madrid Open last month, has made a promising start to his French Open campaign by defeating compatriot Oscar Otte in the first-round.

Even though the German lost first two sets against Otte, he bounced back with heavy serves backed by numerous winners from both the forehand and backhand wings.

Alexander Zverev
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 14, 2021 Germany’s Alexander Zverev in action during his quarter final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

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The next-gen player had a tumultuous start this year as he lost in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open against Novak Djokovic. But, Zverev bounced back in style by winning the Mexican Open with a straight-sets victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Since then, the German has been producing decent performances on the ATP tour. Teamed up with his father once again after a brief partnership with the retired Spanish tennis legend David Ferrer, Zverev appears to be in safe hands.

The father-son duo worked wonders as the Zverev won his first Mutua Madrid Open title last year, where he defeated the likes of Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, and Matteo Berrettini.

Alexander Zverev announced his partnership with Rolex watches

Off the court, Zverev announced his partnership with Rolex, the official time-keeper of several tennis tournaments, including grand slams.

There is no watch that tells the history of tennis better than Rolex. Feel incredibly honored and proud to join the Rolex family”, Zverev wrote in an Instagram post.

Rolex has great partnerships with a lot of top players on both the ATP and the WTA tours. Players like Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Iga Swiatek, Garbine Muguruza, etc are few of the top names who represent the global brand.

Coming to Roland Garros, Alexander Zverev will play his second-round match against Russian qualifier Roman Safiullin. His potential third and fourth round opponents are Miomir Kecmanovic and Roberto Bautista Agut.

Even though clay isn’t his suitable turf, the German looks forward to making the most in this year’s French Open. Last year in Paris, Zverev lost in the fourth round to Jannik Sinner.

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