Tennis: Zverev and Kerber fail early in Miami

Next early stop for Alexander Zverev: The German lost in Miami against David Ferrer in three sets. Also Angelique Kerber defeated - again Bianca Andreescu.



Alexander Zverev retired early at the tennis tournament in Miami. The 21-year-old defeated in the second round the Spaniard David Ferrer 6: 2, 5: 7, 3: 6. While Zverev was discussing with the referee, his rival claimed victory over the number three in the world with arms stretched to heaven.

After the surprising defeat against the 36-year-old Spaniard, who is currently on his farewell tour, the German tennis lords are no longer represented in the doped with $ 9.035 million tournament tournament.

Zverev made a total of 47 unforced errors, including twelve double errors. The defeat of the German, who disagreed with numerous decisions of the referee, came unexpectedly. After all, Ferrer, number 155 in the world rankings, has not beaten any of the top 5 opponents since 2015. "It's a special day because for me it's been the last year of the tour, winning these games against a top ten player like Sascha is a gift," Ferrer said.

Kerber loses again against 18-year-old Canadian

Wimbledon winner Angelique Kerber has again failed at the only 18-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu. After 2:10 hours the Wimbledon winner lost 4: 6, 6: 4, 1: 6. Kerber had lost to Andreescu the week before. In the final of the Indian Wells Masters Tournament, the three-time Grand Slam champion was in three short sets. After another bankruptcy, Kerber wrestled a handshake and is said to Andreescu on the net, she was the "greatest drama queen of all time".

This handshake # Kerber #Andreescu #MiamiOpen (https://t.co/msrFKpYloH) pic.twitter.com/lwuAftKSCi

- Ashish TV (@Ashish__TV) March 24, 2019

This meant that ten of eleven Germans had to say goodbye before the second week of the tournament. Only Tatjana Maria is still represented in the tournament. The 31-year-old gets to do it in her game but with the French Open finalist Sloane Stephens from the United States.

Also missing is the former world number one Serena Williams, who was unable to compete for a third-round match against Chinese Quiang Wang due to a knee injury.

REF: http://www.spiegel.de/sport/sonst/tennis-in-miami-alexander-zverev-und-angelique-kerber-scheitern-frueh-a-1259396.html