Zhizhen Zhang
Zhizhen Zhang
Zhizhen Zhang
Zhizhen Zhang
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    • Nickname is ZZZ. "My full name is too hard for people to say, so I just tell them to say whatever they want to call me and I will respond," says Zhang. "Then it became ZZZbecause there are three Zs in my name. It is much easier for people outside of China to say. And it sounds cool. Triple-Z. I also like to sleep, so 'ZZZ' is perfect."
    • Father, Zhang WeiHua, was a famous soccer defender and played for Shanghai ShenHua.
    • Mother, Qin Wei, was a shooter.
    • Started playing tennis at age 4 because he was quite small and his father didn’t want him to be a soccer player.
    • Has trained in Australia and France.
    • Favourite surface is hard.
    • Idol is Roger Federer.
    • Likes playing computer and mobile games.
    • Enjoys both Chinese and Western pop music.

    (UPDATED 22 MAY 2024)

    • Became the first Chinese player in PIF ATP Rankings history to break into Top 100 in October 2022 and Top 50 in January 2024, before earning career-high No. 42 in May 2024.
    • Won 3 consecutive matches in the deciding set tie-break to become the 1st Chinese player in ATP Masters 1000 QF at 2023 Madrid and reached 2nd ATP Masters 1000 QF at 2024 Rome.
    • During 2023 season, reached 1st ATP Tour SF in Hamburg, then became 1st Chinese man to defeat a Top 5 opponent, defeating No. 5 Ruud en route to 2023 US Open 3R.
    • Qualified at 2021 Wimbledon and joining fellow qualifier Wu at 2022 US Open as 1st Chinese man to compete in main draw of both events in Open Era.
    • Also advanced to ATP Tour QFs at 2017 Shenzhen as Q, 2022 Naples as Q, 2023 Eastbourne and 2024 Marseille to become the first Chinese player in Open Era to reach ATP Tour QFs on all three surfaces.
    • Owns 81-66 Challenger record (3-3 in finals), capturing most recent title at 2022 Cordenons.

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