Third-seeded Zverev crashes out of Miami Open


Alexander Zverev of Germany returns a shot during his men’s singles second round match against Emil Ruusuvuori of Finland on Day 5 of the 2021 Miami Open presented by Itaú at Hard Rock Stadium on March 26, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Mark Brown/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Mark Brown / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Third-seeded German Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Miami Open on Friday, falling in his opening match to 83rd-ranked Finn Emil Ruusuvuori 1-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Zverev, coming off his first title of the season at Acapulco last week, got off to a strong start, breaking Ruusuvuori three times in dominating the first set.


But the 21-year-old Finn responded and Zverev, ranked seventh in the world, seemed to run out of steam.

Ruusuvuori next faces Sweden’s Mikael Ymer, who beat Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.


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