Zverev clung on to claim a 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5 victory. AFP / Thomas SAMSON
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
German second seed Alexander Zverev saved a match point in coming back to defeat Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur in five sets to reach the French Open fourth round Friday, while former champion Novak Djokovic made the last 16 of a Grand Slam for the 43rd time. World No. 29 Dzumhur also served for the match in the fourth set, but Zverev clung on and claimed a 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5 victory.Zverev, 21, who is seen as the main threat to Rafael Nadal's expected coronation as champion for an 11th time, endured a nightmare outing on Court Philippe Chatrier that lasted almost four hours.He hit 73 unforced errors, dropped serve eight times and served up seven double faults.Zverev, who also had to fight back from two sets to one down in the second round against Serbian Dusan Lajovic, is looking to become the first German man to win the title since 1937 .The 31-year-old former world No. 1 struggled at times on Suzanne Lenglen court, but eventually came through the four-set battle in three hours and 48 minutes.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE