Alexander Zverev scares ball boy with fist pump at Shanghai Open

11 Octobre, 2018, 12:02 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion

German tennis star Alexander Zverev gave a ballboy the fright of his life when he let out a massive roar while celebrating a point victor during his second-round match at the Shanghai Masters in China. Basilashvili had just won Beijing for his second career ATP title and dismissed Denis Shapovalov in his Shanghai opener before running into Zverev.

But as he did so, he got a little too close to a ball boy, who could be seen rocking back, eyes wide open in fear.

The fourth seed will play Australia's world-ranked 33 Alex de Minaur.

He faces Kyle Edmund of the United Kingdom in the semifinals..

Alexander Zverev left a young ball boy at the Shanghai Open in utter shock.

The treatment of ball boys and girls has been high on the agenda in the sport recently, but it is fair to assume Zverev didn't mean to scare the child during his win over Nicoloz Basilashvili. 'Obviously he's playing the best tennis of his life, winning in Beijing, and obviously he had a very good match yesterday, as well.

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'He knows how to play, definitely.

"Probably the hardest-hitting player I have ever played against", said Zverev.

"Because in November I do not want to play tennis anymore", the world number five said, speaking at the Shanghai Masters after beating Georgia's hard-hitting Nikoloz Basilashvili.

"I think all the top guys will say the same thing".

"By the end of the year we are all exhausted".

The finals of the Davis Cup, the venerable men's team tennis event, will take place in Madrid in 2019 and 2020 for a week at the end of the season.

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