Alexander Zverev made a shock exit at the Swiss Indoors Basel
Second seed Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Swiss Indoors Basel after losing to American Taylor Fritz in straight sets in the first round.
Zverev squandered a 4-0 lead in the first set tie-break as Fritz claimed a 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 victory in an hour and 25 minutes.
“I played really solid, so it feels good to get that win instead of him getting me for the third time in a row,” said a delighted Fritz. “I got out there today and the sliders [on my serve] were working well.”