Alexander Zverev was eliminated in the second round of the Australian Open. The 25-year-old German professional tennis player lost his match against American Michael Moh.
After the defeat, Zverev grabbed both bags on his shoulders, waved to the crowd again and then crept out, very disappointed. Margaret Court Arena: 25-year-old Olympic champion with Australian Open Failed too early.
Zverev lost in his country Grand Slam back in Melbourne His second round duel against world number 107. Michael Mmo from the USA with 7:6 (7:1), 4:6, 3:6, 2:6 and gave himself away in his best form. “I had no expectations or goals. It was a good test for me”Zverev said: “Now I know where I am physically. There’s still a long way to go to where I’ve been.”
In Zverev, before the duel with Mmoh, the big question was how his body and especially his marred ankle managed to secure the opening win. In the first round, the former world number two picked up a five-set victory against Peruvian Juan Pablo Varelas. It was his first success since the serious injury he sustained in the semi-finals French Open Championship He suffered against Rafael Nadal.
Zevryv lost control of Muh
At first, Zverev seemed up to the task against Moh. In the first stage of the first set, Hamburger dominated, and with his powerful first serve there was no camouflage to get him. The American was impressed, but suddenly got up and found his way back to the sentence. Zverev kept his nerve and sat in Tie break safely through.
But it was now a tough game for the German number one, Moh was at least on an equal footing and now played with more confidence. Zverev lost control of the rallies, ran after a break and no longer radiated any naturalness in his actions.
The second set disappeared, and the picture did not change in the next round either. The German best now had his back to the wall, but immediately conceded a break to make it 0:2, which he managed to fend off. But Zverev’s means were no longer enough that day to prevent a sudden defeat.
Ruud fails early at the Australian Open
Casper Rudd also surprisingly failed in the second round. The two-time Grand Slam finalist from Norway lost to American Jenson Broxby 3: 6, 5: 7, 7: 6 (7: 4), 2: 6 and he had to give up hope of winning his first major title at that time being.
Ruud reached the finals of both the French Open and the US Open last year. In Melbourne he started second. Top seed Rafael Nadal has already left the tournament.
Sigmund in Melbourne in the third round
On the other hand, Laura Siegemund reached the third round. Romanian Irina Camelia Bego defeated. Siegmund is in the third round of the tournament for the second time in her career Melbourne. The 34-year-old from Metzingen battled her way through No. 27 seed Romania 5:7, 7:5, 6:3. The last remaining German player in the tournament now meets Caroline Garcia (France/No. 4). “I have nothing to lose and can fight back without any pressure”Sigmund said: “We both ended up walking on the gums, so that means squeezing your butt cheeks a little bit.”
Siegmund was only able to play her first-round match the day before after weather-related delays and celebrated her first victory at Grand Slam level since reaching the quarter-finals at Paris 2020 with a three-set victory over Lucia Bronzetti. In Melbourne, she has already reached the third round in 2016.
It was a competitive match against Bego from the start Matchstick. In the first round, Siegemund managed to win the set with a score of 5: 4, but his serve was taken away. But her fighting spirit was not broken, she won the third round, in which she quickly pulled out.
Strange sight – Collins cheers up too soon
A curious sight: Danielle Collins made a false mistake with an early victory celebration. The American dropped her racket and raised her arms in celebration. After a lot of hard work, she made it to the third round – at least that’s what I thought – and headed towards the net to receive the congratulations of her opponent, Karolina Muchova.
But she did not come. Collins, the 29-year-old American, went 7-3 at Tie break From the third group very early. In the decision-making process, the so-called tiebreaker match Played to 10.
Danielle Collins performs sham at the Australian Open.
“I’d rather just disappear to the ground.”The 12th-ranked player then said her premature celebration was embarrassing for Collins. After all, she eventually won 6: 7 (1: 7), 6: 2, 7: 6 (10: 6).
Mays continues in doubles
Doubles player Andreas Mies reached the second round in his Grand Slam debut with new partner John Pearce. twice French Open Championship– The winner, alongside the Australian, defeated Indian Yuki Bhambri and Sakth Menene 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (4-7), 6-3.
Last November, Mays announced his split from longtime successful partner Kevin Krawietz, with whom he won the Grand Slam title in Paris in 2019 and 2020. Krawietz also has a new doubles partner in Tim Pütz, but he is away in Melbourne because his child is due. Potts simultaneously competed with France’s Nicolas Mahut, and the pair lost in the first round.