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Alexander Zverev failed in the round of 16. © APA/afp / HENRY NICHOLLS

Surprise in Wimbledon: Zverev already out

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 2:0, 6:4 (7:6), 7:4, 4:6 (6:7), 3:7 to the American Taylor Fritz despite leading 3:6 in sets 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.

Taylor Fritz is in the quarterfinals. © APA/afp / BEN STANSALL

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 therefore continue in singles without any German participation.

Fritz will now face in the quarterfinals on Tuesday (from 12 noon) Lorenzo Musetti. On Monday, the Italian ensured that two tennis players from Italy made it into the last 8 of Wimbledon for the first time. Eliminated in the round of XNUMX (women) on Jannik Sinner's girlfriend Anna Kalinskaya, who had to give up.

Djokovic strong

Novak Djokovic is still on course for his eighth Wimbledon title. The 37-year-old Serb had no trouble in the round of 6 on Monday, beating the Dane Holger Rune 3,6:4,6, 2:XNUMX, XNUMX:XNUMX. The world number two advanced to the quarterfinals in London for the seventh time in a row.

Novak Djokovic is back in form after injury. © APA/afp / BEN STANSALL

Djokovic acted confidently in the decisive situations, is in the round of the best eight at Wimbledon for the 15th time and is contesting a Grand Slam quarter-final for the 60th time. There he will face the number ninth seed Alex de Minaur on Wednesday. The Australian eliminated the Frenchman Arthur Fils 6:2,6, 4,4:6,6, 3:XNUMX, XNUMX:XNUMX, but then complained of a hip problem that occurred on the first match point.

Wimbledon: The quarterfinals

Lorenzo Musetti – Taylor Fritz
Jannik Sinner – Daniil Medvedev
Carlos Alcaraz – Tommy Paul
Alex De Minaur – Novak Djokovic

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