Big disappointment for our tennis ace!
Alexander Zverev (24) was surprisingly eliminated in the quarter-finals against the American Taylor Fritz at the Masters in Indian Wells (USA).
The world number four completely lost the thread at the end of the game, missed two match balls on Friday (local time) and lost to the Californian 6: 4, 3: 6, 6: 7 (3: 7).
Against number 39 in the world rankings, it was only the second defeat for Zverev since Wimbledon was eliminated in early summer. Since then he had only lost to Novak Djokovic at the US Open.
Fritz will now face Nikolos Bassilashvili in the semifinals. The Georgian had unexpectedly won against the world number three, Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece, 6: 4, 2: 6, 6: 4.
In the other semi-final of the hard court tournament in California, endowed with 8.76 million US dollars, the Bulgarians Grigor Dimitrov and Cameron Norrie from Great Britain face each other.