Alexander Zverev’s woes continue as he gets dumped out of Barcelona Open
Alexander Zverev’s poor run of form hit a new low on Tuesday as he made a second-round exit from the Barcelona Open, going down to lucky loser Nicolas Jarry.
Having won the 2018 ATP Finals in London, a lot was expected from Zverev this campaign, but he has suffered a string of early defeats.
He came into the Spanish event on the back of round of 16 defeats at the Grand Prix Hassan II and Monte-Carlo Masters.
And he fared even worse in Barcelona as he fell at the first hurdle, he had a bye into the second round, to Chilean Jarry, who won 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) in a match that lasted over two and a half hours.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) April 23, 2019
Both players struggled to hold serve in the deciding set as both broke three times. Zverev had a match point in game 12, but it ultimately went to the tie-breaker and Jarry held his nerve.
Fourth seed Kei Nishikori produced a solid opening effort as he saw off Taylor Fritz 7-5, 6-2 to reach the third round, but 17th seed Frances Tiafoe crashed out.
The American suffered a 6-4, 6-3 defeat at the hands of Spaniard Jaume Munar.
Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie is also out as he was beaten 6-2, 6-2 by Albert Ramos-Vinolas and David Ferrer made it three out of three for Spain as the veteran secured a 6-3, 6-1 win over Mischa Zverev.
More from Tennis365:
Iga Swiatek and Hubert Hurkacz set to bring Polish tennis to the forefront
Oli Jefford on Iga Swiatek and Hubert Hurkacz giving Polish tennis a big boost.
WATCH: Tennis player loses game after umpire forgets the score during WTA match
Astra Sharma told to “focus more on the score” by supervisor.
‘I’m getting better and getting closer to figuring out my game,’ says Coco Gauff
“Definitely a learning process,” says Coco Gauff.
Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep set for Madrid Open, but no Serena Williams on entry list
Impressive field for 2021 Madrid Open.
Roger Federer set for Madrid Open return, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal also on star-studded entry list
Big guns all set to compete at 2021 Madrid Open.
T365 Recalls: When Greg Rusedski decided ‘it’s time to move on’ and ‘enjoy life like everybody else’
Rusedski called it a day after Davis Cup tie.
2021 Miami Open talking points: Naomi Osaka’s win-streak snapped, Daniil Medvedev’s kryptonite
Plenty of talking points from this year’s Miami Open.
‘I’d love to win a tournament on clay,’ says Naomi Osaka as she expects ‘interesting’ campaign on red dirt
Naomi Osaka eyes success on clay.
Johanna Konta to miss Great Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup tie against Mexico
Watson, Boulter, Dart, Swan, Burrage make up GB team.
‘It’ll be a quick transition, but one that I look forward to,’ says Ashleigh Barty as she gets ready for the clay
Ashleigh Barty switches focus from hard to clay court.