sport news Zverev's grand slam woes continue with US Open loss to Kohlschreiber

Alexander Zverev's grand slam woes continue with four-set defeat by Philipp Kohlschreiber at the US Open Alexander Zverev, 21, crashed out of the US Open at the third-round stage  The German was beaten 6-7 (1) 6-4 6-1 6-3 by compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber But Zverev played down his poor record at grand slams after another early exit 'At tour events I lose as well... you probably recognise it less,' Zverev said

By Elanor Crooks, Press Association

Published: 07:50 BST, 2 September 2018 | Updated: 07:50 BST, 2 September 2018

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Alexander Zverev played down his poor record at grand slams after losing early again at the US Open.

The fourth seed was beaten 6-7 (1) 6-4 6-1 6-3 by German compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber to fall in the third round of a slam for the third time this year.

Zverev is regarded as the leader of the next generation and has already won nine ATP Tour titles, three of them at Masters level, but success in best-of-five-set matches has proved a lot harder to come by.

Alexander Zverev played down his poor record at grand slams following defeat the US Open

Alexander Zverev played down his poor record at grand slams following defeat the US Open

The fourth seed was beaten 6-7 (1) 6-4 6-1 6-3 by German compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber

The fourth seed was beaten 6-7 (1) 6-4 6-1 6-3 by German

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