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Alexander Zverev suffered another grand slam letdown with a five-set defeat by fellow young gun Chung Hyeon in the third round of the Australian Open.
The fourth seed is the highest-ranked player to fall so far in the men’s draw but it was the manner of this loss that will be the most concerning for Zverev and his camp.
The 20-year-old German got into a row with the umpire about the light on Rod Laver Arena and won just five points in the final set to go down 5-7 7-6 (7/3) 2-6 6-3 6-0.
Zverev won five ATP Tour titles last season, including two at Masters level, and climbed to a high of third in the world, yet he has reached the fourth round at a slam only once and has not beaten a top-50 player over a best-of-five sets match.
Also, Hyeon Chung becomes just the third Korean player to make the Round of 16 at a Grand Slam.

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