Zverev falls with Sinner and has symptoms of coronavirus

Sinner (19 years and 75th in the world) is the first rookie in Paris to reach the quarterfinals since Nadal in 2005. He will face the Balearic. Thiem will face Schwarztman.

In a day full of surprises, such as the eliminations of Simona Halep and Kiki Bertens in the women's draw, Jannik Sinner gave another by eliminating the 6th favorite of the men's and recent finalist of the US Open, a tired Alexander Zverev, who counted on the wheel report that he had a fever after the third round match against Cecchinato The 19-year-old Italian and 75th in the world beat the German in four sets (6-3, 6-3, 4-6 and 6-3 in 3h: 01) and became the first Roland Garros rookie to reach the quarter-finals since Rafa Nadal in 2005, when the Spaniard lifted his first title in Paris.

Sinner, winner of the 2019 NextGen ATP Finals, was superior to Zverev, whom he had never faced. And that Sascha had never lost to such a low ranked player in the tournament. At 19 years and 56 days, he is also the youngest to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam since Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros 2006, who did so at 19 years and 20 days. The transalpine was much more aggressive than the tennis player David Ferrer trains, who only added 20 winners.

"I was really sick after I beat Cecchinato," Zverev said. "He cannot breathe, as can be seen in my voice. I had a fever, 38, so I was not in better physical condition, and I think that had a small effect on today's game," said Zverev, who did not specify if he could be infected by COVID-19, although at Roland Garros there was already speculation with a possible positive. A member of his team was also affected with the same symptoms.

Thiem suffers against Gaston and awaits him Schwartzman

Dominic Thiem needed five sets (6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 3-6 and 6-3) and three hours and 32 minutes to beat the French guest of 20 years and 239th of the world Hugo Gastón, who took the Austrian to the limit and even had him on the ropes in the seventh game of the fifth set with a threatening deuce. Thiem racked up 63 unforced errors, some exasperating and unfit for his category against a left-handed opponent who is a human engine and who punished him very often with good drops. Dominic will have to improve a lot if he wants to beat Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, who had no difficulty getting rid of Italian Lorenzo Sonego (6-1, 6-3 and 6-4 in 1h: 58), beyond a interruption of a couple of hours because of the rain.

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