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Tennis: Wimbledon exit: Zverev’s 2-0 set lead is not enough

Tennis: Wimbledon exit: Zverev’s 2-0 set lead is not enough
Tennis: Wimbledon exit: Zverev’s 2-0 set lead is not enough

For a long time it looked as if Olympic tennis champion Alexander Zverev would also be able to complete his fourth task at this year’s Wimbledon. But then the game turned.

Olympic tennis champion Alexander Zverev had to give up his dream of winning Wimbledon in the round of 16. With a bandaged knee, the French Open finalist lost 6:4, 7:6 (7:4), 4:6, 6:7 (3:7), 3:6 to the American Taylor Fritz despite leading 2:0 and was eliminated. The Hamburg native will therefore have to wait for his first quarter-final at the important grass tournament in London.

For two sets, Zverev was the better player, radiating calm and self-confidence. There was little indication that the 27-year-old could lose the match against the world number 12. However, the strong start was not enough for Zverev. From the third set onwards, Zverev slackened off and the match turned.

On Saturday, Zverev slipped in the third round against Briton Cameron Norrie and subsequently reported knee pain. Against Fritz, the 27-year-old wore a bandage on his left knee. It was difficult to judge from the stands to what extent the fall in the third round affected him.

The third Grand Slam tournament of the season will continue in singles without German participation.

Source: Stern

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