This season, following Semi Final results in Montpellier and Quarter Final results in Rotterdam, he announced himself on a major stage in Indian Wells where he held a match point against Rafael Nadal, who confirmed his belief that Sascha could be competing for major championships in the future. After the match, which Nadal won, he declared ‘This is actually a major victory—I was pitted against a great player. In particular, he served amazingly well at the start. His first service were frequently travelling at 214 km/hr and his second service over 193 km/hr.’
Following in the footsteps of this great tennis champion, Alexander Zverev now plays with a Richard Mille watch on his wrist. For this right-handed player who is extremely powerful in his game whilst being comfortable on any surface, the RM 27-01 is the ideal timepiece, with its case made of carbon nanotubes, weighing 18.83 grams, inclusive of the strap -a world record for a mechanical watch- yet to be matched.
Developed hand in hand with Rafael Nadal, the tourbillon calibre suspended by cables can resist accelerations of up to 5,000g’s. Designed for tennis, this watch feels like a second skin.
He won his first ATP title at the St Petersburg Open 2016 and his second in February 2017 the final of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier.
He rises into the top 20 for the first time.