Germany’s Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Italian Open on Tuesday with a 7-5, 7-5 loss to Italian wild card Matteo Berrettini in the second round.
The 33rd-ranked Italian survived four break points in the second set, breaking the German in the twelfth game to close 7-5 to the delight of the home crowd.
The 22-year-old Zverev had been seeded fourth in the final clay-court warm-up before the French Open later this month, and was playing his first game having received a first-round bye.
Belgian David Goffin rallied from a set down to beat former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka in three sets and advance to the second round of the Italian Open on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Goffin won through 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 in 1hr 55min against the three-time Grand Slam winner from Switzerland to set up a meeting with Argentine seventh seed Jual Martin Del Potro for a place in the third round.
First Published: May 14, 2019 21:09 IST