Zverev eases past injury-plagued Australian at Wimbledon

Zverev goes on to face either Italy's Lorenzo Sonego or Taylor Fritz of the United States.

Alexander Zverev beat James Duckworth of Australia 7-5, 6-2, 6-0.   -  AP

German fourth seed Alexander Zverev eased past injury-plagued James Duckworth of Australia 7-5, 6-2, 6-0 on Tuesday to reach the Wimbledon second round.

Zverev, who made the last 16 in 2017, goes on to face either Italy's Lorenzo Sonego or Taylor Fritz of the United States.

Duckworth, ranked 748 in the world, was playing just his fifth event of the year having featured in just one match in the whole of 2017 after undergoing foot surgery.

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