Australian Open: Fourth seed Zverev wins all-German clash

Alexander Zverev reached the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over compatriot Peter Gojowczyk.

Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates beating countryman Peter Gojowczyk in their men's singles second round match on Thursday.   -  AFP

Young gun Alexander Zverev powered into the third round at the Australian Open with a solid win over fellow German Peter Gojowczyk on Thursday.

The world No.4, just 20, took almost two hours to put away the 62nd-ranked Gojowczyk 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 on Hisense Arena. It was an impressive performance by Zverev with 25 aces and no double faults, 46 winners and five service breaks.

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Zverev will face another "NextGen" star Chung Hyeon of South Korea in the next round on Saturday.

While Zverev won five titles and was one of just four players to beat Roger Federer last year, he has yet to get beyond the fourth round at a Grand Slam. He was ousted in the third round in Melbourne in 2017 and will be seeking to go further this campaign.

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