Wimbledon 2021: 4th seed Alexander Zverev crashes out, Felix Auger-Aliassime wins five-set marathon

Wimbledon 2021: 4th seed Alexander Zverev crashes out, Felix Auger-Aliassime wins five-set marathon: Alexander Zverev, the No.4 seed, is out of Wimbledon, beaten in five sets by Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime.

The 20-year-old won 6-4, 7-6(6), 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 and will now face the No.7 seed, Matteo Berrettini.

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Condiditions were blustery but Zverev will be upset at the errors on his serve – 20 double faults in all – which contributed to his loss.

It was a battle between a No.4 seed aiming for his first Wimbledon quarter-final and Auger-Aliassime, chasing his first quarter-final at any Grand Slam.

Wimbledon 2021: 4th seed Alexander Zverev crashes out, Felix Auger-Aliassime wins five-set marathon

The first set proceeded at a glacial pace – 66 minutes for 10 games – but eight double faults cost Zverev dear as he let slip a 4-2 lead.

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The second was similar, Zverev leading 4-2 before his service jitters returned and he found himself serving at 4-5 to stay in it. He steadied himself to force a tie-break which proved a thriller, the Canadian winning it 8-6 as a Zverev backhand drifted out.

Wimbledon 2021: 4th seed Alexander Zverev crashes out, Felix Auger-Aliassime wins five-set marathon

The giant German then fell heavily in the fourth game of the third set, hurting his right knee when he hyper-extended his leg. Far from hampering him though, his form improved and he took the set 6-3 and promptly broke at the start of the fourth, which he also won 6-3.

It was hard to call a winner with the roof shut in the decider until the No.16 seed broke in the seventh game, which proved decisive.

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