Alexander Zverev Makes Startling Revelation after Barcelona Open Loss

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Germany’s Alexander Zverev lost another match this year and has admitted he has no clue how to get out of the rut he finds himself.

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Playing in his second round match at the Barcelona Open yesterday, Zverev was bumped out in three sets by Nicolas Jarry of Chile. He went down 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 after having a match-point at 6-5 and then a 3-0 lead in the final set tie-breaker.

Jarry had qualified for the tournament as a lucky loser, and then defeated Marcel Granollers in the first round to set up a meeting with Zverev, who had an opening bye. The German had taken a wild-card to feature at the Barcelona Open after a run of horrible form that has not seen him win two matches in a row since his Mexican Open final appearance.

And later he admitted he played badly, with tennis that was at a level he would like to forget. And then a shocking revelation, especially coming from the world number three about having no answers to his predicament.

He said:

“The tennis was very low-level. Most of the points that I won were unforced errors by him. I’m in a hole and I don’t know how to get out of it.”

Jarry, who has beaten Marin Cilic last year in Shanghai and Dominic Thiem in Hamburg, was the second-favourite in this encounter by some distance but that did not deter him from getting past Zverev.

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A lot was expected out of Zverev coming into this year after he won the ATP Finals last year by beating Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic but it’s all gone pear-shaped since. A fourth round defeat at the Australian Open was followed by bit of a respite in Acapulco but since then it’s not been a very happy place for the German.

Jarry will now take on Grigor Dimitrov in the third round today, while Kei Nishikori, who overcame American Taylor Fritz 7-5, 6-2, will play Felix Auger-Aliassime in a mouth-watering clash.

Top seed Rafael Nadal needed three sets to defeat Leonardo Mayer earlier in the day.

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