Zizou Bergs
Zizou Bergs
Zizou Bergs
Zizou Bergs
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    • The name 'Zizou' comes from the nickname of French football legend Zinedine Zidane.
    • Speaks Dutch, French and English.
    • Father, Koen, is the CPO for the train company in Belgium; mother, Anne-Mie, is an indepedent photographer; brother, Maxim, is a ski instructor.
    • Began playing tennis at age 3 with his father before progressing at age 8 to LTA Academy (Belgium) and age 15 to Flemish Federation's training centre.
    • Credits influence of current coach Bertrand Tinck and former coaches Tom Devries and Johan Van Herck.
    • Idols growing up were Andy Roddick and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
    • Favourite surface is indoor hard, shot is serve and tournament is Antwerp.
    • Lists being a sports event manager as his dream job.
    • Favourite sports outside tennis are handball and basketball.
    • Supports Belgian football club K.V. Mechelen.
    • Says his secret talent is that he's a musician. Plays both piano and guitar.
    • Favourite food is Belgian fries (frituur), but guilty pleasure is chocolate.
    • Taking online economics classes for a degree in business management and management science.
    • Does charity work, sending tennis clothes and equipment and racquets to Burundi.
    • Works with a sports psychologist and believes that doing visualization, mindfulness and breathing techniques are critical to becoming a better and stronger player.
    • Says that his best quality is being good-hearted and eager to learn.

    (UPDATED 25 MAY 2024)

    • Former World No. 12 junior broke into Top 200 in July 2021 and achieved career-high No. 102 in May 2024.
    • Defeated Ramos-Vinolas for 1st ATP Tour win at 2020 Antwerp as 528th-ranked WC and advanced to 1st ATP Tour QF at 2023 Gstaad as Q.
    • Earned 2022 Wimbledon WC after defeating former World No. 8 Sock for 2022 Ilkley Challenger title as Q.
    • Also won Challenger titles at 2021 St. Petersburg-1 as Q, 2021 Lille as Q, 2021 Almaty, 2023 & 2024 Tallahassee, 2023 Drummondville and 2023 Yokkaichi.
    • Qualified for Grand Slam events at 2023 Australian Open and 2024 Roland Garros and entered 2024 Australian Open draw as LL.
    • Went 90-45 on ITF Junior Circuit, but lost in 1R of all 4 Grand Slam boys’ singles events in 2017.

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