Germany's Alexander Zverev breaks his racket in his first round match against Spain's Fernando Verdasco at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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Alexander Zverev, the man seen as a potential French Open champion, crashed out in the first round Tuesday as world No. 1 Andy Murray and former winner Stan Wawrinka moved through.Zverev, just 20 and fresh from his sensational Rome Masters demolition of Novak Djokovic, slumped to a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 defeat to Fernando Verdasco, 13 years his senior.Left-handed Verdasco, playing his 14th Roland Garros and 56th consecutive major, had lost to Zverev in the first round on clay in Madrid earlier this year.Murray, the 2016 runner-up to Djokovic, shrugged off a second set wobble to defeat Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 .Konta is the second top 10 woman player to lose in the first three days after world No. 1 Angelique Kerber was also dumped out in the first round.
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