Damir Dzumhur ready for potential clash against Alexander Zverev


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Damir Dzumhur ready for potential clash against Alexander Zverev

Bosnian Damir Dzumhur won't back down on the court if he meets No. 2 seed Alexander Zverev in the French Open third round. World No. 29 Dzumhur saw off American Denis Kudla in round one 6-4 6-2 6-2. The 26-year-old Bosnian is due to meet next world No.

97 Radu Albot. On the other side, Zverev demolished Ricardas Berankis 6-1 6-1 6-2 in his Roland Garros opener. The 21-year-old plays next against Serb Dusan Lajovic. Both Dzumhur and Zverev will be the favorites to win their second round matches.

Dzumhur and Zverev would meet for the second time if they successfully make it past the French Open second round. In their lone meeting, Dzumhur defeated Zverev in last year's Shenzhen quarter-final 6-4 7-5. "He has been one of the best players this year -- he won Munich and Madrid -- he would be a big favorite.

Nonetheless, I wouldn't want to think about losing if we meet. The good thing is that I beat him in Shenzhen -- that gives me the belief that I can replicate that -- and he feels pressure because he hasn't yet made a big result at a Grand Slam," Dzumhur told Sportklub.

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