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Alexander Zverev loses in the round of 16 of the Australian Open

Alexander Zverev loses in the round of 16 of the Australian Open

thelymphatic disease Alexander Zverev Eliminated after a mysterious appearance in the round of 16 of the Australian Open, he suddenly had to bury all his title hopes. In a strange tennis match with many inexplicable errors, the German top seed lost 3:6, 6:7 (5:7), 3:6 to Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in Melbourne on Sunday. Out of anger, Zverev cut a racket, but did not change the tide. Shapovalov, 14th in the world rankings, showed ups and downs as well, but Zverev didn’t use that to his advantage.

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Zverev has not lived up to his claims of winning a Grand Slam this year in Australia. Because the Serbian is ranked first in the world and the record champion Novak Djokovic He was not allowed to compete because his visa was revoked, and Zverev’s chances increased – even if he waited for Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals.

But third place in the world rankings lacks the usual safety with key kicks against Shapovalov. There was no sign of the self-confidence that characterized him in the final months of last season after his gold medal in Tokyo.

In his first match, which started in Melbourne’s hot afternoon, Zverviv played incorrectly and looked sluggish. He admitted the break to make it 1:3 and backtracked 1:4. While changing sides, he put an ice towel over his shoulders. 3:6 means losing the first set in the tournament. Hamburger has won all of the previous three matches in three sets.

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