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BMW Open: O’Connell beats third seed Zverev, through to quarter-finals

Christopher O’Connell defeated Alexander Zverev 7-6 (2), 6-4 on Thursday and will face Italian qualifier Flavio Cobolli in the next round

Christopher O'Connell Dubai 2022 AI/Reuters/Panoramic
BMW Open by American Express •Round of 16 • completed
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Australian Christopher O’Connell moved into the last eight of the BMW Open by beating German Alexander Zverev, the No 3 seed, 7-6 (2), 6-4 at the MTTC Iphitos complex in Munich on Thursday.

It is his second-ever career win against a player ranked in the Top 20.

O’Connell, ranked No 82, will face Italian qualifier Flavio Cobolli next.

The Australian won against Frenchman Ugo Humbert (6-4, 6-4) ahead of his victory.

Munich ATP250, other second-round results (MTTC Iphitos complex, clay, EUR 562.815, most recent results first):

  • Marc-Andrea Huesler vs. Dominic Thiem
  • Marton Fucsovics vs. Taylor Fritz
  • Aslan Karatsev vs. Botic van de Zandschulp
  • Cristian Garin beat Lorenzo Sonego (6): 6-3, 7-6 (3)
  • Holger Rune (1) beat Yannick Hanfmann (WC): 6-3, 6-4
  • Marcos Giron beat Alexander Ritschard (Q): 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • Flavio Cobolli beat Oscar Otte: 6-0, 3-6, 6-3

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