Cape Town – Germany’s Alexander Zverev may have lost his pairs coordinate with sibling Mischa at the Italian Open on Monday, however he won the heart of a youthful fan.
At 3-3 in the main arrangement of their match against South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and New Zealand’s Michael Venus, the more youthful Zverev hit a smash which wound up hitting a young girl sitting in the stands.
At the next changeover, Zverev greeted the young fan and tied one of his headbands around her forehead, leaving the youngster with a big smile on her face.
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“I obviously hit her with an overhead, which was not on purpose,” Zverev said.
“I saw she was a little bit sad, crying. Yeah, I thought that was the right thing to do, to give her a little present, cheer her up. I hope it made her day,” Zverev told the ATP Tour’s official website.
Klaasen and Venus won the match 7-6 (7/2), 6-4.
South Africa's Raven Klaasen and doubles partner Micheal Venus defeated German Duo Alexander Zverev and Mischa Zverev 7-6(2), 6-4 in a ATP Masters 1000 event held in Rome, Italy.
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