ATP Tour

Gasquet advances, Zverev withdraws at Shenzen Open

2016-09-28 15:24
Richard Gasquet (Gallo Images)

Shenzhen - Alexander Zverev withdrew from the Shenzhen Open on Wednesday, citing fatigue three days after winning his first ATP title in St. Petersburg.

Zverev, at 19 the youngest winner on tour in more than eight years, arrived late from Russia, and the German teen was replaced in the draw by lucky loser Thomas Fabbiano, who went on to beat Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to complete the first round.

Zverev's older brother, Mischa, defeated another Italian, Fabio Fognini, 7-6 (3), 6-4.

Mischa, a qualifier, served 10 aces and won 79 percent of his service points to book his first quarterfinal since last year in Valencia, where he also defeated Fognini.

Richard Gasquet brushed aside Australian qualifier Andrew Whittington 6-1, 6-0 in the second round, and will play Mischa Zverev in the quarterfinals.

Second-seeded David Goffin of Belgium received a setback in his bid to qualify for the ATP Finals, when he lost to Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-2. Jaziri made his second quarterfinals in as many weeks.

Read more on:    shenzhen open  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.