Australian Open: Alexander Zverev overpowers Bedene to move into second round

WION Web Team
Melbourne VIC, Australia Updated: Jan 15, 2019, 11:40 AM(IST)

File photo of Germany's Alexander Zverev in action. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Zverev, who is considered a title contender, went down a break midway through the first set, which seemed to prod him into action. He won the next eight games, and Bedene never recovered.

Germany's Alexander Zverev overpowered Aljaz Bedene to win their first-round match 6-4 6-1 6-4  at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Zverev, who is considered a title contender, went down a break midway through the first set, which seemed to prod him into action. He won the next eight games, and Bedene never recovered.

Zverev will play the winner of an all-French first-round match between Jeremy Chardy and Ugo Humbert.

Zverev emerged as the leader of tennis' new generation of men's players after his maiden ATP Finals triumph last year where he defeated Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in consecutive days.
 

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