Dustin Brown upsets Alexander Zverev at the Stuttgart Open

Dustin Brown upsets Alexander Zverev at the Stuttgart Open | Tennis News

Dustin Brown upsets Alexander Zverev at the Stuttgart Open | Tennis News

German qualifier Dustin Brown upset top-seeded Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart Open.

Alexander Zverev (GER) in action during his match against Novak Djokovic (SRB) on day 12 of the 2019 French Open at Stade Roland Garros.

Brown had not won a main-draw match on the ATP Tour since the 2017 US Open before this week, but the enigmatic showman is through to the quarter-finals in his homeland after a stunning 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 defeat of the top seed.

The world number five, who has never won a title on grass, improved in the second and quickly broke in the second game to race 5-2 clear.

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Fernando Verdasco was another seed who was second best, Adrian Mannarino rallying from a set down to win 1-6 6-3 6-4 and advance along with David Goffin and Cristian Garin. "I am very, very happy", Brown said.

It was the first time Auger-Aliassime and Simon had ever played each other.

He will next face American Denis Kudla, who earned the biggest win of his career with a 7-5 6-7 (3) 7-6 (3) victory over world number 16 Gael Monfils. Second-seeded Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation fell 6-4, 6-2 to Italy's Matteo Berrettini, and fifth-seeded Gael Monfils of France lost 7-5, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3) to the United States' Denis Kudla.

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