Germany’s tennis star Alexander Zverev recently won a tournament in Mexico. But in the first ATP Masters in Miami he is now surprisingly eliminated – and was very angry.
Germany’s top player Alexander Zverev surprisingly failed at the first ATP Masters of the year in Miami. Five days after his first tournament win of the season in Acapulco, the third-placed Hamburger defeated the Finn Emil Ruusuvuori 6-1, 3: 6, 1: 6 in the second round.
Zverev played consistently at the beginning and took the world rankings 83. directly from the first two service games. In the second sentence, however, the 23-year-old lost the thread.
After the break to 2: 3, his racket had to believe in it for a moment when Zverev angrily thundered him on the hard court. In the third set, Zverev looked tired, allowed the Finn’s game to be forced upon him more and more and also produced many avoidable errors.
Petkovic is also eliminated
Andrea Petkovic has also already been eliminated, she got to deal with number four seeded Sofia Kenin, who had won the Australian Open last year, and after a strong first set was still defeated 7: 6 (8: 6), 1: 6, 3: 6. The American is making her comeback after an appendix operation.
With Angelique Kerber and Jan-Lennard Struff there are currently two German representatives in the individual competitions. Kerber meets former world number one Viktoria Asarenka from Belarus in the third round, and Struff fights against the Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut for advancement.