Zverev loses suspended, first-round match

FROM ROLAND GARROS – Alexander Zverev, who lost in the first round at the French Open against Fernando Verdasco, said that in the last two sets, he played horribly.

The match ran over two days with the first two sets being played on Monday. In the last two sets on Tuesday, he grew angry, breaking two rackets.

“I played absolute shit made the difference. It’s quite simple,” the 20-year-old Zverev said after his 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 defeat. The No. 10 Zverev just won Rome, beating the 12-time Grand Slam titlist Novak Djokovic in the final.

The German said that he played badly, but he has no regrets.

 “You sometimes play bad. It’s just this is our sport,” Zverev said. “There is no regrets. In Rome I played fantastic, I won the tournament. Here I played bad, I lost first round. That’s the way it goes.

“The world doesn’t stop now. I’m still No. 4 in the race to London and I’m still doing okay this year. I won three tournaments so far. It’s not the end of the world, okay? I lost a match, but pretty much everybody loses a match every single week they play. I should be concerned the way I played and the way I performed, but it’s nothing to be tragic about.”

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