Alexander Zverev retired after a long time disappointing performance as the last German professional tennis player at the Australian Open. The world number four lost on Monday in the second round 1:6, 1:6, 6:7 (5:7) against the canadian Milos Raonic. Thus, Zverev missed the revenge for the lost Wimbledon second round against Raonic in front of one and a half years, and must continue to wait to enter his second Grand Slam quarter-final.

Out of frustration pounded Zverev his bat during the game on the ground. Once, twice, nine times. Until the metal was finally fragmented into the smallest parts. It helped him but little. After Zverev after the game, welding a couple of pink ribbons had thrown into the audience, he disappeared in the cabin and had to hand Raonic the winner’s interview. “I’ve played, I’ve made a lot of things very well,” said Raonic. “I wanted to bring him out of balance.” This is succeeded him.

On Sunday it was already as the last of the German women’s excreted Angelique Kerber after a similarly weak performance.

US Open champion Naomi Osaka is nerstmals in the quarter-finals. The world number four prevailed 4:6, 6:3, 6:4 against Latvian Anastasija Sevastova. In the hard-fought game, the 21-year-old Japanese woman kept as in the previous round according to a set of residue still has the upper hand.

In the round of the best Eight Osaka meets on Wednesday to the Ukrainian Jelina Switolina. The winner of the WTA Finals in Singapore also had to fight hard before you 6:2, 1:6, 6:1-stand success over American Madison Keys. A game in the third set lasted 17 minutes.

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