Who is Alexander Zverev dating? Tennis star's ex gave birth to their baby earlier this year
German Tennis ace Alexander "Sascha" Zverev ended top seed Novak Djokovic's hopes of clinching a Golden Slam after defeating him in the men's singles semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, July 30. The world number 5 made a stunning comeback to beat the Serbian ace 1-6 6-3 6-1 in the semifinals and is now set to face Karen Khachanov in the final.
Zverev has done pretty well in the world of tennis for quite some time, with his highest ranking of 3 coming in November 2017. He raised eyebrows after beating Swiss legend Roger Federer for a Masters 1000 title in Canada. It's worth noting that the 24-year-old sensation has grabbed headlines for incidents both on and off the court owing to his fiery persona — some of them involving his ex-girlfriends. Now, his victory over Djokovic has sparked an interest in his personal life.
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Zverev's most popular ex is German model Brenda Patea. The pair first met when the Tennis ace approached her in a Paris Coffee Shop back in October 2019. They would start dating shortly after, but their relationship lasted only 12 months, after which they haven't been spotted together anymore.
“We had crises before and then ended our relationship with Alex," Patea said when asked about the breakup. She explained that they had "different views on life" and that "everyone who is with an athlete must submit to these situations."
Despite having parted ways, Zverev and Patea were back in the spotlight in March 2021 after she gave birth to their child. Patea had spoken about the pregnancy in October 2020, saying that she intended to raise the baby on her own.
“I’m expecting a child from Alex,” Patea told German tabloid Bild. “We don’t have any communication with Alex right now, and frankly, I don’t plan to share custody of my child with him… but I will do everything to ensure that (the child grows) up in a harmonious and proper environment. I have the chance to raise my child alone." She added on Instagram, “...I am not in contact with Alex, but I want to state very clearly on here that if he seeks contact with the child, I will not forbid it, on the contrary!”
Zrevev responded with a statement on Twitter. “I will be a father at age 23. And I am very much looking forward to the child," he wrote. "Even though Brenda and I are no longer together, we have a good relationship and I will live up to my responsibility as a father. Together we will take care of the little person that is about to grow.” The tweet has since been deleted.
The German athlete has had multiple rough patches in his love life. His ex-girlfriend Olya Sharypova once accused him of domestic abuse, but her claims were termed “unfounded” and “untrue” by him.
Zverev is currently focused entirely on tennis and probably has had no time to date anyone owing to commitments that include hectic training and traveling. That said, his commitment to the sport appears to be bearing fruit in 2021. He won his fourth Masters 1000 title in Madrid, beating the King of Clay, Rafael Nadal among others to win the title. His victory over top seed Djokovic in the Tokyo Games 2020 has only further raised his profile.