Zverev continues to search for his form
After 99 minutes around the second game point. After a mixed year so far, Zverev wanted to turn things around in Munich. Before the start of the tournament, he even confirmed: “I am here with the feeling that a lot can change and I will have the best year of my life.
Instead, he now has to find his level in relation to the Masters in Madrid and Rome – and above all the French Open in Paris, which begins on May 22. In cold weather, Zverev, in a black long-sleeved shirt and a blue sleeveless shirt, was taken aback by his cute opponent: he gave up his first service match to zero.
Ron is out of the illusions of the favorite in the tournament
He resisted with difficulty, made the second game up to 3:4, lost his serve again, missed two break points in the ninth game, and had to give up the first round at Ron’s sixth set point.
The situation did not improve in the second group. Zverev continued to reveal transmission and return issues. Ron, who won the junior French Open in 2019 and was number one in the world rankings, kept the pressure on and only allowed to break the ball in the second set – which Zverev couldn’t use.
After a cold farewell, he left the place with his head bowed. Previously, Daniel Altmaier also failed in the round of 16 with his opening win over Philipp Kohlschreiber. The 23-year-old from Kempen, who recently improved to 69th in the world rankings, lost 6-2 6-4 to Serbian seventh seed Miomir Kekmanovic.
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