Australia’s John Millman was eliminated in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday night by No. 3 seed Alexander Zverev 4-6, 4-6, 0-6.
In the night session on Rod Laver Arena, Millman battled hard as per usual, but was unfortunately unable to make any inroads against the red hot German who looks primed to make a deep run at Melbourne Park.
Millman was broken in the opening game of the match, but broke straight back, only to be broken once again in a topsy turvy start on Wednesday evening.
Despite winning just one point on his second serve in the opening set, Zverev managed to go the remainder of the set without being broken, claiming it 6-4.
Zverev broke Millman again early in the second set and raced away to a 3-1 lead. The German once again carried the break through the set to claim it 6-4.
Despite being two sets to love down, Millman’s level was not far off that of the German‘s, but with virtually nothing left in the tank by the third set, the Aussie was steamrolled 0-6 in 28 minutes.
Zverev finished the match with a whopping 37 winners, which included 14 aces. He also won 47/55 (85%) of points on his first serve in a comprehensive victory.