Alexander Zverev reached with great difficulty the third round at the Australian Open. The world ranking fourth struck the Frenchman Jérémy Chardy in Melbourne 7:6 (7:5), 6:4, 5:7, 6:7 (6:8), 6:1. Next opponent on Saturday is Bolt, the Australian underdog Alex. The World Ranking Of 155. thanks to a Wildcard. With a win Zverev would reach for the first time to the knockout stage in Australia.

Zverev started strong, playful but then a lead of two sets. In the fourth set, he lost a first match ball, then had to in the tiebreaker and lost. In the decisive fifth set, the 21-Year-old and his ten years older opponent had no Chance. To 3:46 hours, and he’s turned his second match ball.

Philipp Kohlschreiber has missed the renewed jump in the third round. In a hard-fought Match of the 35-lost Years of the Portuguese João Sousa 5:7, 6:4, 6:7 (4:7), 7:5, 4:6. Kohlschreiber, the stand three times in the second round of the Grand Slam tournament, had to give Sousa in the fifth comparison according to 4:18 hours to beat.

A surcharge of loss to 1:2 in the fifth set, and a missed opportunity, to the 4:4 compensate, leading to the decision. To the beginning of the fourth movement was interrupted by the sultry heat, to be held at the end of game for more than an hour due to rain, even then, there were always breaks, because it dribbled.

Maximilian Marterer has passed out of the tournament. The 23-Year-old had been at Position 28 of the set of Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6:7 (8:10), 6:7 (8:10), 7:5, 4:6 beaten. Previously, the Laura Sigismund . Two days after her surprising victory over Wiktoria Asarenka the 30-Year-old lost to Hsieh Su-Wei after 1:33 hours 3:6, 4:6. Only Angelique Kerber and Zverev are of the 13, launched in Germany in the round of 32.

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