Sport WATCH: Zverev destroys racket

21:40  12 october  2017
21:40  12 october  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

Edmund loses to Zverev in China

  Edmund loses to Zverev in China Kyle Edmund has been knocked out of the China Open in the first round after a straight-sets defeat to Alexander Zverev. Edmund lost 3-6 6-7 (3-7) to the German in Beijing, but can count himself unlucky to have received such a tough first-round draw.Zverev is seeded second in the tournament, and has risen to a career-high number four in the world rankings.The match was won fairly comfortably by Zverev, who relied on his serve to power past Edmund.Zverev smashed down seven aces compared to his opponent's three, and served up just three double faults compared to Edmund's seven.

Zverev destroys racket . Alexander Zverev showed his frustration by destroying his racket for the second week running.

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"There are racket smashes, and then there are racket smashes" - Sky Sports commentator Barry Millns summed up Alexander Zverev's rage after losing control during his Shanghai Masters defeat.

The talented 20-year-old Zverev was going after his sixth title of a breakthrough season and looked comfortable in the first set against Argentine Juan Martin del Potro.

The German prodigy and the 29-year-old, whose career has been beset by injury, went toe to toe in the second set and the tiebreak was just as tight until Del Potro grabbed the crucial mini-break.

WATCH: Kyrgios smashes racket

  WATCH: Kyrgios smashes racket Nick Kyrgios took out his frustrations on his racket after losing the first set of his China Open match against Mischa Zverev.Nick Kyrgios took out his frustrations on his racket after losing the first set of his China Open second-round match against Mischa Zverev

Nick Kyrgios destroyed a racket but still beat Mischa Zverev at the China Open. Click on the video above to watch the moment the racket bit the dust. Sky Sports Tennis will have all the action from the ATP China Open, Japan Open and Shanghai Masters before the action heads to Paris.

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And then came the turning point as he yielded the crucial service break to go 3-2 down in the third set.

Cue the flash of anger from third seed Zverev - smashing his racket on court, then stamping on it, before smashing it further as he stomped back to his chair.

A fan at least came away with a demolished piece of memorabilia after the young German handed it to a spectator while Del Potro ran away with the match to complete a 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 victory.

Del Potro, pushed to the brink of retirement by four wrist surgeries that saw his ranking slip as low as 1,045 at one point in his career, said Zverev would learn.

"I saw his frustration, for sure... But I think he's still very young and he needs to keep learning, as he's doing now," said the Argentine. "He has everything to be in the top positions in the future, but these things happen. Remember when Roger [Federer] was young? He broke rackets too."

Composed Kyrgios beats Zverev to set up Nadal showdown

  Composed Kyrgios beats Zverev to set up Nadal showdown Alexander Zverev demolished his racket after another costly double fault gifted Nick Kyrgios the chance to wrap up the semi-final.Nick Kyrgios will face Rafael Nadal in the final of the China Open after beating a furious Alexander Zverev in straight sets.

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Click on the video above to see Zverev lose control and destroy his racket. It was almost a replica of his rage showed during his defeat to Nick Kyrgios in Beijing last week...

Sky Sports Tennis will have all the action from the Shanghai Masters before we head to the Erste Bank Open and Swiss Indoors Basel and then the Paris Masters.

The Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan and season-ending extravaganza World Tour Finals at London's O2 in November end another memorable year which will be covered via our website www.skysports.com/tennis with live blogs and updates as the season reaches its climax.

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