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Australian Open: Alexander Zverev & Dominic Thiem win, Gael Monfils out

Germany’s Alexander Zverev overcame some early frustration to struggle again and beat American Marcos Giron in 4 units on day one of many Australian Open.

The sixth seed destroyed a racquet after failing to serve out the second set to stage, however took the tie-break and received 6-7 (8-10) 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-2.

French tenth seed Gael Monfils broke into tears after being on the receiving finish of the largest shock to date.

Monfils, 34, misplaced in 5 units to 21-year-old Emi Ruusuvuori of Finland.

“I misplaced, I’ve zero confidence, I performed badly,” mentioned Monfils, a two-time Grand Slam semi-finalist.

“I do know that I’ve misplaced so much and it hurts me. I wish to get up and inform myself that this nightmare is over, however I do not know when it would cease.”

Austrian third seed Dominic Thiem, final yr’s overwhelmed finalist, began his bid to go a step higher with a comparatively simple win over Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin.

US Open champion Thiem wanted a tie-break to clinch the opening set earlier than taking management to win 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 6-3.

Swiss seventeenth seed Stan Wawrinka, who received the title in 2014, made mild work of Portugal’s Pedro Sousa, successful 6-3 6-2 6-4 in a single hour and 36 minutes.

Canadian 14th seed Milos Raonic additionally raced by way of his opening match, beating Argentina’s Federico Coria in a 6-3 6-3 6-2 victory that was one minute quicker than Wawrinka’s.

 

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