Zverev’s ex-girlfriend pregnant with his child

Alexander Zverev's ex-girlfriend has revealed that she is pregnant with his child

Alexander Zverev and ex-girlfriend Brenda Patea / File Photo

Alexander Zverev’s ex-girlfriend, Brenda Patea, has revealed that she is pregnant with the tennis star’s child.

In an interview with German newspaper Bild, 27-year-old Patea said, “I’m 20 weeks pregnant and I am expecting a child from Alex.”

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Patea was in a relationship with the 23-year-old Zverev for a year and the couple broke up in August this year. The two of them are not in touch and Patea, a model, said she will not be sharing the child’s custody with Zverev.

“That is out of the question for me,” she said.

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“The child was not planned, but I will do everything to ensure that it grows up in a harmonious environment. I am in the fortunate position of being able to raise the child by myself.”

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Explaining their break-up, she said, “There was a crisis before because we have different views on life. Anyone who lives by the side of an athlete has to submit.”

Zverev is yet to comment on Patea’s revelation.

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Since the resumption of the Tour, after a six-month hiatus due to Covid, the German has enjoyed some highs professionally.

He reached his first Grand Slam final at this year’s US Open, which was conducted on a much smaller scale due to the pandemic and had a depleted field – top men’s players like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka were missing.

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Zverev even served for the US Open title against Dominic Thiem but eventually lost 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-7 (6) in the final.

On Sunday, Zverev clinched back-to-back titles in Cologne.

The 23-year-old defeated Felix Auger Aliassime 6-3, 6-3 in the finals of the first week, then beat in-form Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-1 in the final this Sunday to claim the Cologne double.

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He has already qualified for the ATP Tour Finals, which will take place at London’s O2 Arena from November 15 to 22.