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IN PROGRESS / UPCOMING TENNIS EVENTS – FULL 2019 SCHEDULE

MERCEDESCUP

Stuttgart, Germany

2019.06.10 - 2019.06.16
ATP World Tour 250

LIBEMA OPEN

s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

2019.06.10 - 2019.06.16
ATP World Tour 250

FEVER-TREE CHAMPIONSHIPS

London, United Kingdom

2019.06.17 to 2019.06.23
ATP World Tour 500

2019 NOVENTI OPEN

Halle, Germany

2019.06.17 to 2019.06.23
ATP World Tour 500

NATURE VALLEY INTERNATIONAL

Eastbourne, United Kingdom

2019.06.24 - 2019.06.29
ATP World Tour 250

ANTALYA OPEN

Antalya, Turkey

2019.06.23 - 2019.06.29
ATP World Tour 250

 

Done & Dustin: Brown Topples Zverev In Stuttgart

NEWS SOURCE: ATP News
ORIGINAL SOURCE – Done & Dustin: Brown Topples Zverev In Stuttgart

Dustin Brown continued a day of upsets at the MercedesCup on Thursday when he reached the quarter-finals with victory over top seed Alexander Zverev.

A couple hours after second seed Karen Khachanov bowed out in Stuttgart, the 34-year-old qualifier knocked out fellow German Zverev 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-3 in only his second tour-level match of 2019.

Brown missed out on an opportunity to break Zverev at 5-5 in the second set, when the World No. 170 hit a backhand volley into the net and needed to save three break points at 3-3 in the deciding set.

It was only the fourth Top 10 win of his career, and the first since February 2017 when Brown beat then No. 7-ranked Marin Cilic in the Open Sud de France second round. He also beat Rafael Nadal on grass courts at 2014 Halle and 2015 Wimbledon.

Brown, who had not recorded a tour-level win prior to this week since the 2017 US Open, awaits the winner of seventh-seeded Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, who is currently second in the ATP Race To Milan for a spot at the Next Gen ATP Finals in November, and Gilles Simon of France.

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Zverev double-faulted at 30/40 in the third game of the first set, one of his 14 double faults in the pair’s first FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting. While Zverev took a 2-0 lead in the second set, Brown’s courtcraft at 3-5 reaped rewards, but he did not hit a first serve in the tie-break, which ended with a forehand error.

Having saved three break points at 3-3 in the decider, Brown was inventive in the next game to get Zverev on the move. A forehand volley winner sealed a 5-3 lead and he went on to close out to 15. Brown saved 13 of 14 break points, with Zverev winning 82 per cent of his first-service points and hitting 21 winners.

Last week, both Zverev and World No. 9 Khachanov, who lost to Matteo Berrettini in Stuttgart on Thursday, reached the Roland Garros quarter-finals. Zverev, who captured the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon trophy prior to the clay-court Grand Slam championship in Paris, is now 23-12 on the season.

POSTED ON June 13, 2019

 

 

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