Alexander Zverev crashes out of Italian Open, David Goffin advances

Germany’s Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Italian Open on Tuesday with a 7-5, 7-5 loss to Italian wild card Matteo Berrettini in the second round.
Germany's Alexander Zverev returns the ball to Italy's Matteo Berrettini.(AFP)
Germany's Alexander Zverev returns the ball to Italy's Matteo Berrettini.(AFP)
Updated on May 14, 2019 09:11 PM IST
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Rome | ByAgence France-Presse

Germany’s Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Italian Open on Tuesday with a 7-5, 7-5 loss to Italian wild card Matteo Berrettini in the second round.

The 33rd-ranked Italian survived four break points in the second set, breaking the German in the twelfth game to close 7-5 to the delight of the home crowd.

The 22-year-old Zverev had been seeded fourth in the final clay-court warm-up before the French Open later this month, and was playing his first game having received a first-round bye.

Goffin wins

Belgian David Goffin rallied from a set down to beat former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka in three sets and advance to the second round of the Italian Open on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old Goffin won through 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 in 1hr 55min against the three-time Grand Slam winner from Switzerland to set up a meeting with Argentine seventh seed Jual Martin Del Potro for a place in the third round.

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