Zverev brothers: One further, one more out
Alexander Zverev moves into 2nd place at the ATP tournament in Rotterdam. Round it up. His brother Mischa can’t stop his series of first-round defeats.
Germany’s top player Alexander Zverev has entered the second round of the ATP tournament in Rotterdam with ease.
The 20-year-old Hamburg player, who has been in fourth place on the world rankings since Monday, won his opening match against the Spaniard David Ferrer 6-4,6-3. The third seed Zverev will then face either Joao Sousa (Portugal) or Lucky Loser Andreas Seppi (Italy) in the round of sixteen.
Previously, his brother Mischa Zverev had failed at the tournament in the Netherlands due to the Czech Tomas Berdych 5:7,3:6, who was listed in sixth place. For the 30-year-old, it was his fifth defeat in his sixth match of the year (DATENCENTER: results from Rotterdam).
Bayreuth’s Florian Mayer lost 6:7 (4:7), 4:6 against local hero Federico Delbonis at the ATP tournament in Buenos Aires. 34-year-old Federico Delbonis had also failed in his opening match a week earlier in Sofia.