German sixth seed Alexander Zverev crashed out of Wimbledon in the first round on Monday, losing 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 to Czech qualifier Jiri Vesely.
Zverev, long tipped as a future Grand Slam champion, again flattered to deceive as he was outplayed by the world number 108.
Vesely goes on to play either Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay or Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur for a place in the last 32.
Two-time Grand Slam champion and world No. 2 Naomi Osaka is out on the first day of Wimbledon.
The reigning U.S. Open and Australian Open champion played a sloppy match and was defeated in the first round at the All England Club by unseeded Yulia Putintseva 7-6, 6-2. It’s Osaka’s second straight early exit from a Grand Slam after the 21-year-old lost in the third round of last month’s French Open.
A devestated, emotional Osaka had to stop her press conference short after the loss on Monday.
“Can we stop?” she asked the moderator. “I feel like I’m going to cry.”