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The sixth-ranked tennis player in the world Alexander Zverev went down in the very first round of ATP Swiss Indoors 2019 after losing to World No. 31 Taylor Fritz of America on Tuesday. The great American tennis star outclassed the German player with a close margin of 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 in an enthralling campaign opener. As a result, the experienced player Zverev has been knocked out of the grand tournament.

Right from the beginning of the match, Fritz gave a tough competition to Zverev as he saved both the break points against his serve. After a tightly-contested first half, the talented American then accelerated his speed in the second half and comfortably handed the defeat to the tennis great. Despite putting his best efforts in the important battle  Zverev failed to mark his ways to the second round and ruled out in just the first round of Swiss Indoors 2019.

However, Fritz has successfully booked his seat in the second encounter but his next round opponent is still not confirmed. It will be interesting to see, who will be the next challenge for the American superstar. Currently, Fritz is just enjoying his comprehensive win over Alexander Zverev.

The 29-year-old German professional expressed his disappointment after losing the game to American star Fritz in the nail-biting opener. He said, “the way I played today, in my current mental stage, I’m not going to beat anybody.  “I’m very disappointed but it’s more about myself than the result”. Further, he also added, “normally I really enjoy it on court, the tough moments, the fighting. But today I was completely out of it”.

Earlier in the recently concluded Shanghai Masters 2019, Zverev has successfully reached the finals of the prestigious tournament after defeating Italy’s Matteo Berrettini by 6-3, 6-4 margin. But unfortunately, when the German veteran was just one step away from the lustrous trophy of Shanghai Masters this year, World No. 4 millennium superstar Daniil Medvedev turned the waves in his favor and became the winner of the grand event at Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, China. The Greek legend beat the German maestro by 6-4, 6-1 margin.