It’s not a great moment for Alexander Zverev that keeps on struggling to have deep runs after his fantastic title at the ATP Finals in London.
With the exception of Acapulco where Sascha was the runner-up, the 21-year old disappointed in Melbourne (4th round), Indian Wells (3rd round), Miami (2nd round), and now in Marrakech (2nd round).
Sascha decided to accept a wildcard in Morocco to get some confidence on the dirt ahead of the clay court season, and an “easy title” at this ATP250 would have boosted his morale. Unfortunately for the world no.3, things got sideways, and he was upset pretty early in the draw by the world no.60 Jaume Munar that defeated him 7-6 (1) 2-6 6-3 to register the most important win of his young career.
Who is Jaume Munar?
The 21-year-old from Spain is considered as the “protege’ of Rafael Nadal” since he is the “best product” of the Rafa Nadal Academy.
Head to head Jaume Munar vs. Benoit Paire
After beating Zverev, Jaume will face Benoit Paire for a place in the Marrakech semifinal. The head to head is 1-0 for Paire that defeated Munar 6-2 6-2 4 years ago in the 1st round in Barcelona, but that was 1 life ago.