Alexander Zaverev was upset by the Roland-Garros crowd after a heated exchange with his team during the five-set win over Sebastian Beaz.
Xavier came from two sets to make love for the third time in his career, but the third pick was feared by the Almighty, who is ranked 36th in the world.
Zverev’s Survey Boys had a match point in the deciding set, but the Germans won 2-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 7-5 in an epic three hours and 36 minutes.
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The wheel seems to have fallen for Xavier at the start of the second set, as he made a double mistake to drop the serve in the opening game. His second serve at break point was 210 km / h.
As he switched to the end, he hinted and exchanged glances with his teammates, including father Alexander Sr. and new coach, two-time champion Sergei Bruguera in Paris.
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The court did not take kindly to Zverev’s behavior in the Philipp-Chatterjee crowd, slandering the Germans. The situation then went from bad to worse, with Bayez running with a 4-0 lead, with Xavier missing a straight overhead at one point.
“What’s going on? Wow,” said John McEnroe in a comment.
Xavier fought for comfort in the third and fourth sets, but the Boys had a chance to close the match when Xavier served 4-5 in the fifth set. However, Argentina missed a relatively easy forehand return, allowing Zverev to escape.
He will now face American Brandon Nakashima in the third round, who is enjoying his best run at the Grand Slam.
Zavrev clashed with teenage phenom Carlos Alcaraz in the quarter-finals, a rematch of their Madrid final earlier this month, when the Spaniard beat Zavrev 6-3, 6-1 in just 62 minutes.
“I am just happy to be in the tournament right now,” Zverev said.
“I was planning my vacation in Monaco, where I was going to go and who I was going to go with and it gave me comfort thinking about the beach.
“You just have to find a way.”
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