EntertainmentTennis Star announces makeover, much to his girlfriend's dismay

Tennis Star announces makeover, much to his girlfriend's dismay

The photo shows Alexander Zverev and Sophia Thomalla.
The photo shows Alexander Zverev and Sophia Thomalla.
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5:19 PM EST, November 14, 2023

Tennis enthusiasts worldwide have long identified German tennis player Alexander Zverev by his lengthy locks. However, the athlete recently revealed that he is contemplating significantly changing his looks by trimming his luxuriant hair. His girlfriend was far from pleased with his announcement, reacting explosively to her partner's intentions.

Alexander Zverev commenced his competition in the ATP Finals tournament in Turin this Monday alongside seven of the highest-ranked tennis players worldwide. The 26-year-old German made a triumphant start, securing a victory of 6:7, 6:3, and 6:4 over the ATP's second-ranked player, Carlos Alcaraz. Zverev's next match is set for Wednesday evening against the tournament's third-ranked competitor, Daniil Medvedev.

Zverev's long blond hair has made him a distinct personality in the tennis world. Moreover, his signature style was even made the subject of a playful wager with his partner, Sophia Thomalla, a 34-year-old German celebrity. In line with the terms of the bet, Zverev, having lost, promised Thomalla he would refrain from cutting his hair for a year.

Yet, as the German newspaper "Bild" points out, the stipulated period is almost over, and Zverev will soon regain his autonomy to fiddle with his hair. In a talk with the newspaper's supplement, the tennis star expressed his considerations to revise his look significantly, potentially shocking his long-haired fanbase. Zverev hinted that his drastic transformation could coincide with the commencement of tournaments in Australia this December.

"Coming to Australia with a shaved head could make you all gasp! I don't need anybody's permission as to how much I should cut – the decision is in my hands," he told the German reporters.

Thomalla promptly replied to his remarks. The celebrity disapproved of her Instastories with a cryptic comment, "I thought he was in Turin, not in a fairy tale," clearly voicing her objection to Zverev's proposed makeover.

The "Bild" newspaper highlights that Thomalla, owing to her current projects, cannot make it to Turin to cheer her beau on. This is a suitable time for Zverev to visit the hair salon without enduring his partner's reproachful glances. However, an intense discussion will most likely ensue upon his return.

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