French Open

Zverev stumbles into Roland Garros last 16

2019-06-01 14:29
Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev (AP)

Paris - German fifth seed Alexander Zverev needed another five-setter to reach the Roland Garros last 16 on Saturday, defeating Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 1-6, 6-2.

Zverev, whose best run at a Slam came in Paris last year when he made the quarter-finals, will face Italy's Fabio Fognini for a place in the last-eight.

Zverev, 22, had also needed five sets to defeat Australia's John Millman in the first round.

On Saturday, he hit 18 aces and 52 winners past 30th seed Lajovic, the runner-up to Fognini on Monte Carlo clay in April.

Results from the seventh day of the French Open on Saturday (x denotes seeding):


Third round

Fabio Fognini (ITA x9) bt Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP x18) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Alexander Zverev (GER x5) bt Dusan Lajovic (SRB x30) 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 1-6, 6-2

Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE x6) bt Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 7-5, 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (8/6)


Third round

Simona Halep (ROM x3) bt Lesia Tsurenko (UKR x27) 6-2, 6-1


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