Alexander Zverev’s 2019 slumped continued Friday this time in his home country of Germany losing in the quarterfinals of Munich to young Chilean Cristian Garin 6-4, 5-7, 7-5.
After saving three of his own in the second set, the 2-time defending Munich champion held two matchpoints on Garin in the third before narrowly missing on both.
Zverev is just 4-7 in his last 11 matches and hasn’t won more than one match at an event since Acapulco in February.
“Everything is going against me at the moment, nothing is going in my favor,” Zverev said. “Last year, I won matches like this, but this year I am often losing them.”
A big ranking point defense is ahead for the German with Madrid final and Rome title points to defend in the next two weeks before a French quarter.
In the Race to London, Zverev entered the week down at No. 21. He’ll drop to No. 4 behind Roger Federer in Monday’s new rankings.
The 22-year-old Garin, who also beat Zverev in the 2013 French Open junior final, will move on to face Marco Cecchinato in the semifinals Saturday. Roberto Bautista Agut and Matteo Berrettini battle in the other semifinal.
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