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Sport Zverev crashes out in Basel

20:01  23 october  2019
20:01  23 october  2019 Source:   skysports.com

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  Australia's most dangerous roads are revealed - as nine of the top 10 hot spots for devastating crashes are found in just ONE city National insurer AAMI has analysed more than 340,000 car crashes across Australia between July 2018 and June 2019, with most of the worst crash locations situated in Melbourne.National insurer AAMI has analysed more than 340,000 car crashes across Australia between July 2018 and June 2019, with most of the worst crash locations found in Melbourne.

Alexander Zverev reacts during his first round match in Basel (AP). The German's loss to the 21-year-old American came barely a week after defeat in World number six Alexander Zverev described his 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 loss to Taylor Fritz as 'flat' as he was knocked out of the ATP Swiss Indoors on Tuesday.

Basel (Switzerland) (AFP). World number six Alexander Zverev described his 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 loss to Taylor Fritz as 'flat' as he was knocked out of the ATP Swiss Indoors on Tuesday. The German's loss to the 21-year-old American came barely a week after defeat in the Shanghai Masters final to Daniil

Second seed Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Swiss Indoors Basel after losing to American Taylor Fritz in straight sets in the first round.

Alexander Zverev made a shock exit at the Swiss Indoors Basel © Getty Alexander Zverev made a shock exit at the Swiss Indoors Basel Zverev squandered a 4-0 lead in the first set tie-break as Fritz claimed a 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 victory in an hour and 25 minutes.

"I played really solid, so it feels good to get that win instead of him getting me for the third time in a row," said a delighted Fritz. "I got out there today and the sliders [on my serve] were working well."

Third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas had to work hard to avoid a similar upset, the 21-year-old battling to a 6-3 7-6 (6) victory in the evening session against Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Moldova's Radu Albot recovered from losing the opening set to beat Dusan Lajovic 2-6 6-3 6-4 and secure a second-round clash with top seed and nine-time champion Roger Federer.

Dominic Thiem in a blue shirt: Dominic Thiem won his opening match on home soil in Vienna © Getty Dominic Thiem won his opening match on home soil in Vienna Fifth-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini enjoyed a comfortable 6-2 6-4 win over Australia's Alexei Popyrin, while American Reilly Opelka came out on top in two tie-breaks in a serving duel with Chilean Cristian Garin.

Opelka saved two set points in the second tie-break, finishing the contest with 27 aces and winning 98 per cent of points on his first serve.

Austrian Dominic Thiem started one of his favourite weeks of the season with a first win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, beating the Frenchman 6-4 7-6 (2) to reach the second round of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.

Thiem will next face Fernando Verdasco, who beat Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili 4-6 6-2 6-1, while South Korea's Hyeon Chung overcame Milos Raonic 6-4 7-5.

Elsewhere, France's Gilles Simon knocked out 2004 champion Feliciano Lopez 6-4 6-3 to set up a clash against Aljaz Bedene, who struck 14 aces and won 28 of 29 first-service points in a 6-4 6-4 win over seventh seed Guido Pella of Argentina.

Multilingual road signs for tourists in WA .
Western Australia will trial multilingual road signs on some tourist routes in a bid to boost safety for international travellers. Multilingual signs will be trialled on some popular tourist roads in Western Australia in a bid to keep international travellers safe.Signs with directional arrows and "keep left" written in German, French and Mandarin will first be installed at Indian Ocean Drive, where there have been several deadly head-on crashes.Directional arrows will also be painted intermittently on the road surface to remind drivers to keep left in Australia.

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