PARIS (Reuters) – It took Alexander Zverev all five sets again as he reached the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-4 6-2 4-6 1-6 6-2 victory over Serbian Dusan Lajovic on Saturday.
The German fifth seed, who fought his way through a five-set thriller in the opening round, threw away a two-set lead against the 30th seed on Court Simonne Mathieu before setting up a meeting with Fabio Fognini.
Performance - Zverev - Focus - Seed
It was a highly inconsistent performance by the lanky 22-year-old Zverev, who will need to sharpen his focus against the Italian ninth seed.
Monte Carlo Masters winner Fognini progressed with a 7-6(5) 6-4 4-6 6-1 victory against Spanish 18th seed Roberto Bautista Agut.
Claycourt - Players - Season - Masters - Tennis
“He’s been one of the best claycourt players this season, winning his first Masters, so obviously playing great tennis,” Zverev, whose best Grand Slam came last year when he reached the last eight at Roland Garros, told reporters.
“Beating Rafa there, as well, and I think along the way a lot of good players – so it’s going to be a difficult match.
“I think he’s playing very well. Hasn’t lost more than a set so...
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