Alexander Zverev dumped out of China Open by inspired Malek Jaziri

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Alexander Zverev disappointed

World number five Alexander Zverev has been stunned at the China Open by unseeded Malek Jaziri.

Zverev lost the first set but appeared to have steadied the ship by dominating the second.

However, Jaziri was not finished and he claimed the decider to seal a 7-6 2-6 6-4 win.

Jaziri, the world number 61, will face Nikoloz Basilashvili, who overcame Spain’s Fernando Verdasco 7-6 6-4.

Elsewhere, Fabio Fognini thrashed Andrey Rublev 6-4 6-3 to set up a match with Marton Fucsovics, who beat Marco Cecchinato 6-4 6-2.

“It’s going to be a tough match because he (Fucsovics) is great, he played really well today,” Fognini said.


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