French Open: both Zverev brothers fall early at Roland Garros

French Open 2017 is underway. In their opening round matches, both Mischa and Alexander Zverev saw unexpected upsets.

The French Open is off to an exciting start.

Both Alexander and Mischa Zverev faced tough competition in their opening round matches. Each brother sees an unexpected early exit at Roland Garros 2017.

Mischa Zverev came into action at Roland Garros after reaching the finals at the Geneva Open. The German tennis player fell just short of a title in Geneva, losing to defending champion Stan Wawrinka.

His momentum was strong coming into the French Open. He falls, however, in the round of 128 to Stefano Napolitano of Italy. The young Italian player takes the match in four sets. He cruised to a victory over Zverev, taking the final two sets 6-2, 6-2.

The younger of the two Zverev brothers, Alexander, is a rising star in tennis.

He has seen success already on the 2017 ATP World Tour. The NextGenATP standout has earned three titles so far in 2017. Coming into the French Open, Zverev was without a doubt a player to watch.

He too falls, however, losing to veteran Fernando Verdasco. The Spanish tennis player takes the match in four sets. He moves on and will face local fan favorite Pierre-Hugues Herbert in his next match. Stay tuned to see how other players are faring at Roland Garros.

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