Shanghai: Alexander Zverev said he suffered a severe stroke during a 7-6 (15/13), 7-6 (7/3) victory over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy on Wednesday at the Shanghai Masters.
In a game full of events, Zverev apologized to a television cameraman after a young German boy suddenly threw the ball to his jaw to win a point.
The 22-year-old also saw a doctor for the first time and another colorful moment, Zverev shook his ninth in celebration during the club's first meeting.
Zverev, ranked sixth in the world but suffered a poor season, was pushed back by the 71st Chardy before finally coming out in an hour and 48 minutes.
I felt a little dizzy madaxeygu candhuufey bit, "he said, explaining why he asked to see a doctor.
"But the doctor did not speak much English and he wanted to give me tablets whenever possible so I said I prefer not to take any pills to see if I'm fine."
The second half of the series had an easy moment – Zverev put his arm around where the ball was falling, shouting the crowd.
"It was really fun," the German laughed, referring to his racism and the devastation of a photographer – one of them deliberately, he stressed.
"The athlete flew quickly and flew about 10 rows so I hope we don't hurt anyone or hurt her, but she really wasn't meant to be."
Zverev long looga that he is the next great tennis men, but only one cup 11kiisii the selected year. He has not yet won a Grand Slam.
The fifth seed will play Andrey Rublev of Russia in the round of 16.
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