From the dream of a Final to paper form in Basel! The number two seed Alexander Zverev (ATP 6) needs to pack his bag after the start of the round. The German appears, surprisingly, against the impact of strong Taylor Fritz (USA, ATP 31) with 7:6 and 6:4. After 83 minutes, the score is perfect.

Zverev can not utilize in the first set a break ball and have to go to the Tiebreak. There, too, the advantage of lying to him first. He’s EN route to set the ball, he dropped the ball a little but. Fritz makes the key points, and grabs the first pass.

In the second sentence, in Zverev little. Specifically, after the single Break Fritz’s to 2:1, where he gives him the service, a breakthrough with four unerzwungenen errors practically. Also the body language of the German makes a negative impression. The unconditional feeling like the Match is still turning, is in the case of Zverev is not noticeable.

A Declaration for Bankruptcy he has to Hand. “I felt completely flat, had no energy. I don’t think I would have won today against someone. Somehow, I was tired and unfocused,” says Zverev.

Fognini more – Albot meets Federer

After last year’s semi-finals is for him to prematurely closing in Basel. Here we go for Fabio Fognini. The Italians, at number five, is against the Russian qualifiers Popyrin scores 6:2, 6:4. Also Stefanos Tsitsipas (ATP 7), the third compound, to withstand the start-up hurdle. The Greek beats Albert Ramos-Vinolas with 6:3 and 7:6.

also Known is Roger Federer’s second round opponent is. To him, the Moldavian Radu Albot (ATP 49) is on Wednesday. This suggests the Serbs Dusan Lajovic 2:6, 6:3 and 6:4.

2018-Finalist Copil out.

Last year, Marius Copil (ATP 82), played as a qualifier to the Final, where only Roger Federer too strong. A similar run must be withdrawn by the Romanian now. Only thanks to a Wildcard in the main draw, loses Copil against Roberto Bautista Agut (ATP 10) 4:6 and 5:7.