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Andreas Seppi knocked No.3-seeded Alexander Zverev out of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament on Wednesday, 6-4, 6-3 (in 78 minutes). The Italian has made a pretty sparkling go of it thus far in 2018. He already made the second week of a major at the Australian Open and now he’s taken out the World No.4 to reach the quarterfinals in Rotterdam.

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The Italian snapped a run of 11 consecutive losses against the Top 10 and earned his first Top 5 win since 2015.

Seppi broke four times from five opportunities. The Italian somehow found a way to counter the German on a day that Zverev made 70 percent first-serves.

It has been a mixed start for Zverev in 2018. He fell to Hyeon Chung in the third round at the Australian Open and did not win a game in the fifth set of that encounter. But Zverev came through for Germany and went 2-0 against Australia to lead his nation to a 3-1 win over the Aussies and into the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

The loss to Seppi was the second against a player outside the Top 50 for Zverev this season. Last year he lost five such matches.

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