Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

After the seeds four and six, Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas fell out from the pre-quarterfinals of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2019, the third seed, Alexander Zverev also joins the list of casualties at the Monaco Masters. All three Adidas men pack their bags from Monte-Carlo as they are also defeated in the doubles category. 

The German lad of tennis, Alexander Zverev defeated the Canadian tennis sensation, Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-1, 6-4 in the previous round and proceeded to take on the Italian man Fabio Fognini in the pre-quarters. 

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

It was a fruitful day for the Italian tennis as two out of three men in the round of 16 of  Monaco Masters make their ways to the quarterfinals. The Italian qualifier Lorenzo Sonego and Fabio Fognini receive victories in Monte-Carlo whereas the French Open semifinalist, Marco Cecchinato fell to Guido Pella.

Alexander Zverev
Fabio Fognini

The thirteenth seed, Fabio Fognini ousted the World Number three tennis player, Alexander Zverev 7-6(6), 6-1 in the pre-quarters of Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2019. The opening set had scintillated the audience at the Court Rainier III as they witnessed Fognini play some strategic and quality tennis.

Before facing Zverev, he took down the Russian, Andrey Rublev in the opening round and was handed over a walkover against the Frenchman, Gilles Simon.

Fognini’s opening set gameplay clearly gestured the exit of a third seed from the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2019. Fabio Fognini outplayed Alexander Zverev with his first serves and second serves. The German committed four double faults which priced him heavy and Fognini made no such blunders in the match, and Zverev pummeled half a dozen aces whereas Fognini couldn’t hit any. As Alexander Zverev widens a forehand on Fognini’s match point, the Italian took down the third seed German. 

Simultaneously on Court des Princes, Pierre-Hugues Herbert was playing the Croatian, Borna Coric. The ninth seed, Coric ousted the Frenchman 6-4, 6-2 and now he will face Fabio Fognini in the quarterfinals of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2019.