Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Zverev brutalises racquet in loss to Del Potro

Zverev brutalises racquet in loss to Del Potro

Zverev, the world No.4, was beaten in three sets 3-6 7-6 6-4 by Del Potro in China in the third-round clash and he admitted afterwards that he'd come up against an in-form opponent, while he stressed he had done plenty right in the game as well.

And he underlined his status as the man to beat in Shanghai as he battered the Italian Fognini 6-3, 6-1.

A mouthwatering Nadal-Federer final on Sunday awaits if the celebrated pair continue at the current rate.

Del Potro, the 2013 Shanghai Masters runner-up, will face either American no. 12 seed John Isner or Viktor Troicki of Serbia on Friday.

At the start of this week in Shanghai, Del Potro was placed 25th in the race to London despite reaching the US Open semi-finals, knocking out Roger Federer at the quarter-final stage.

Zverev's fury at letting the match slip became apparent in the third as he massacred his racquet as the Argentine broke for a 3-2 lead in the decider.

But for the world No.4 Zverev it was a win that got away. “Im a bit pissed off because I feel like I played well and thats the upsetting part of it – I could have done great in this tournament.”.

Both players served well until the end of the set and it had to be decided in the tie break, which Grigor won by 7-3. I said to me, Okay, you're playing good.

Fourth seed Marin Cilic and Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas go head to head in the other quarter-final.

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