Australian Open 2019: Alexander Zverev crashes out in fourth round

Jan 21 2019 12:17 PM
Australian Open 2019: Alexander Zverev crashes out in fourth round

In Australian Open2019, Alexander Zverev had a bizarre day under the sun at the Rod Laver Arena against Milos Raonic, who control  throughout the match and advanced to the quarter-finals .Milos Raonic has beaten racket-smashing No. 4-seeded Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-1, 7-6 (5) on his fourth match to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals for the fourth time.

After falling behind 4-1 in the second, Zverev had just about enough.The big-serving Canadian had his dish up broken in the opening game but responded by winning the next eight games to go up a break in the second set. The 21-year-old German sat down in his courtside chair and destroyed his racket by hiting it against the ground eight times -- and then tossing it aside.

He was warned for racket abuse after the display and, after dropping the set two games later, he left the court and went to the locker room.

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When he returned, he only dropped one point on his serve until the eighth game, but unexpectedly things went haywire again when he faced two match points. Zverev composed himself to save those two break points and led in the tiebreaker until Raonic went on a roll.

From 3-1 down, Raonic rallied to get to 6-4 and missed one more match point before finally converting.The 2016 Wimbledon runner-up will face either No. 11 Borna Coric or No. 28 Lucas Pouille in the quarterfinals.

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