Awarded two match balls: Zverev out at Indian Wells

Indian Wells (AP) — Alexander Zverev left center court as quickly as possible when the quarter-finals sealed an unexpected defeat. A short handshake with surprise winner Taylor Fritz, pointing to the referee, grab the bag and the Olympic tennis champion was gone.

Despite two match points, the 24-year-old from Hamburg lost 6:4, 3:6, 6:7 (3:7) and thus missed a big chance of a third Masters win this year at Indian Wells. «I knew I was the favorite to win the tournament after Stefano’s loss this morning. But my tennis was not there, ”said Zverev. “that hurts.”

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