Zverev defeats Hanfmann to begin Munich Open title defense

ABS-CBN Sports on May 03, 2018 09:05 AM
Zverev defeats Hanfmann to begin Munich Open title defense
FILE - Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates winning the third set against Canada's Milos Raonic during their Men's Singles Match on day seven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Monday, July 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

MUNICH (AP) — Alexander Zverev began his Munich Open title defense with a 6-7 (12), 6-4, 6-2 win over Yannick Hanfmann on Wednesday.

The top-seeded Zverev needed over two hours to prevail over the 118th-ranked Hanfmann, a wild-card entry, and set up a quarterfinal against Jan-Lennard Struff.

Struff defeated German compatriot Yannick Maden 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

The fourth-seeded Chung Hyeon progressed with a 6-1, 6-1 second-round win over Matthias Bachinger and will next face 2014 tournament-winner Martin Klizan.

Klizan defeated Mirza Basic of Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 earlier Wednesday.

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