Tennis player Damir Dzumhur, ball boy in brutal collision

Heather Diaz
June 2, 2018

Zverev saved a match point before finally prevailing in a five-set epic, 6-2 3-6 4-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-5.

The second seed fought back to beat Dusan Lajovic on Wednesday, and Zverev broke Dzumhur when the 26th seed was serving for the match in the fourth set, before going on to win 6-2 3-6 4-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 after nearly four hours on court.

Still, Keys served for the victory at 5-4, and held a match point at 40-30, when she pushed a backhand long and wound up getting broken.

Following his three-and-a-half hour match win over the Serbian, Zverev became enamoured with the distinct British accent when radio broadcaster Jonathan Pinfield asked whether Roland-Garros could be a turning point in his career. "Love it. I didn't understand a word you're saying, but it's not important".

Sensing an opportunity Zverev stormed into a 5-1 lead in the tiebreak before levelling the match.

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He will face either Lucas Pouille or Karen Khachanov in the last-16 as he looks to reach the quarter-final of a Slam for the first time.

But while Dzumhur - who has never been beyond the third round of a major - may have felt the nerves, the 21-year-old German played some big points at crucial moments - in a match one suspects he would have lost in recent times.

"Sometimes you have to battle to get the win and that's what I did today".

The boy fell to the court when he collided with the Bosnian world No.29 as both attempted to catch a high ball that skied off his racquet early in the fourth set.

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