Sascha Zverev saves match point at French Open

by Leon Thompson June 5, 2018, 4:36
Sascha Zverev saves match point at French Open

His win over No. 19 seed Nishikori was surprisingly one-sided at times, particularly as he collected a bagel win in the second set, where the Japanese star's serve was nearly completely nullified by the advancing athlete.

Alexander Zverev was far from his best at the French Open on Wednesday but was still able to battle past Dusan Lajovic in a five-set thriller. "It doesn't matter if it goes 9-7 in the fifth or it goes 6-1, 6-1, 6-2". Zverev saved a match point before finally prevailing in a five-set epic, 6-2 3-6 4-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-5.

Tennis player Damir Dzumhur collided with a ball boy during Friday's third-round match at the French Open tennis tournament.

Zverev, 21, who is seen as Rafael Nadal's principal obstacle to the Spaniard's expected coronation as champion for an 11th time, endured a nightmare outing before claiming victory after nearly four hours on Court Philippe Chatrier.

"He (Federer) told me a story about how he never made it past quarters until he was, what, 23 years old or something like that", said Zverev.

As Zverev upped his levels, Lajovic's earlier efforts began to take their toll, the Serbian looking tired as his younger opponent needed only 35 minutes to set up a decider.

In their only previous meeting, past year on a hard court in Shenzen, Dzumhur won in straight sets and he showed confidence throughout on Friday, until the closing stages.

In the women's draw, Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki eased past Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier 6-0, 6-3.

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"Naomi raised her level a lot in the second set and I really just had to hang in there", Keys said after the match.

The third-seeded pairing of Andreja Klepac and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez beat the Americans 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-0 to advance to the quarter-finals.

His victory is unlikely to be welcomed by fiery Italian Fabio Fognini, who launched into a tirade against supposed preferential treatment for the ATP's "NextGen" players at the French Open.

The 2016 champion beat 13th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-4, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4), 6-2, in a near four-hour match too sluggish for Djokovic's liking.

Second seed Alexander Zverev was stretched to five sets for the second time at Roland Garros. Zverev has won 16 of his last 17 matches on clay court. With that said, I just can't bet against the German.

"They are long, gruelling matches". The Austrian, who ended 10-times French Open champion Nadal's streak of 50 consecutive sets won on clay in Madrid, broke decisively for 4-3 in the fourth set with a trademark forehand victor. His fight was not quite enough, with Dimitrov breaking the very next game and holding to prevail 10-8 in the final set.

That was saved by a nerveless out-wide serve from the German who held, then broke for 6-5 before claiming victory when the Bosnian hit long. Serving for the match, Zverez was up 30-0 but dropped the next two points for 30-all.

He seems more equipped for the former now than ever.

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