German tennis star Alexander Zverev overcame dizziness to progress into the Shanghai Masters round-of-16. Zverev, seeded at No. 5, wasn't feeling his best on Wednesday but still managed to beat world No. 71 Jeremy Chardy in straight sets 7-6 (13) 7-6 (3).
"I felt a little dizzy and my head was spinning a little bit," Zverev explained post-match why he asked to see a doctor, per the AFP. "But the doctor didn't speak a lot of English and all he wanted to do was give me pills for everything possible so I said I'd rather not take any pills and see if I feel better."
Chardy was on the verge of stealing the first set but he failed to convert any of his three set points as Zverev didn't pay the price for blowing an early break and his first five set points. The Frenchman then had a good chance to force a decider but Zverev recovered from a break down, before he cruised past the second set tie-break to earn a two-set win.
Zverev plays next rising Russian star Andrey Rublev, who crushed Australia's John Millman 6-2 6-0 to safely cruise into the Shanghai round-of-16.