first_img Next Australian Open 2019: Racquet-smashing Alexander Zverev crashes out in fourth roundAustralian Open: Alexander Zverev had a bizarre day under the sun at the Rod Laver Arena against Milos Raonic, who dominated throughout the match and advanced to the quarter-finals.advertisement Associated Press MelbourneJanuary 21, 2019UPDATED: January 21, 2019 11:49 IST Australian Open 2019: Alexander Zverev sat down in his courtside chair and destroyed his racket by whacking it against the ground (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAlexander Zverev crashed out after an ordinary outing against the big-serving Milos RaonicZverev was warned for racquet abuse after he let out his frustration while sitting on his courtside chairRaonic will either face Borna Coric or Lucas Pouille in the quarter-final of Australian OpenMilos Raonic has beaten racket-smashing No. 4-seeded Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-1, 7-6 (5) on his fourth match point to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals for the fourth time.The big-serving Canadian had his serve broken in the opening game but responded by winning the next eight games to go up a break in the second set. After falling behind 4-1 in the second, Zverev had just about enough.The 21-year-old German sat down in his courtside chair and destroyed his racket by whacking it against the ground eight times — and then tossing it aside.He was warned for racket abuse after the display and, after dropping the set two games later, he left the court and went to the locker room.Frustration level #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/7ThmuvoRzo#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 21, 2019When he returned, he only dropped one point on his serve until the eighth game, but suddenly things went haywire again when he faced two match points. Zverev composed himself to save those two break points and led in the tiebreaker until Raonic went on a roll.From 3-1 down, Raonic rallied to get to 6-4 and missed one more match point before finally converting.Bravo, @milosraonic!#Raonic books a ninth Grand Slam quarterfinal, extending his own record for the most major quarterfinals reached by a Canadian player man or woman in history.#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/X9ulsjd2ag#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 21, 2019The 2016 Wimbledon runner-up will face either No. 11 Borna Coric or No. 28 Lucas Pouille in the quarterfinals.advertisementAlso Read | Kids club? Naomi Osaka seeks inspiration from Tsitsipas, Tiafoe at Australian OpenI lost to a better player: Roger Federer after Also Read | shock defeat to Stefanos TsitsipasFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Alexander ZverevFollow Milos RaonicFollow Australian Openlast_img read more