Alexander Zverev was hit by BIRD POO in Australian Open second round loss

Not so lucky though! World No. 13 Alexander Zverev is hit by BIRD POO during his second round match at the Australian Open… but it brings him no luck as he crashes into American Michael Mmoh

  • Alexander Zverev suffered a shock defeat to Michael Mmoh in the second round
  • He won the first set but lost in four sets on Thursday
  • In the second set of the match, the 25-year-old German was hit by bird droppings
  • An embarrassed Zverev had to leave the pitch and wipe his hair before continuing

Alexander Zverev didn’t have the luck he was hoping for when he was hit by bird droppings in his Australian Open second round match.

The world No. 13 was eliminated from the tournament in Melbourne by American Michael Mmoh – who entered the Open only as a lucky loser after David Goffin’s withdrawal.

Zverev had won the first set and was 2-2 in the second before things started to fall apart.

Alexander Zverev left the Australian Open with a shock defeat in the second round

Alexander Zverev left the Australian Open with a shock defeat in the second round

Zverev was ahead in the competition before being hit by bird droppings in the second set

Zverev was ahead in the competition before being hit by bird droppings in the second set

Just before impact, the German felt something on his hair and started to feel it when he realized he had been hit by bird droppings.

He then looked down at his fingers and threw his arms down in disgust before giggling to himself as he walked back to his chair.

An embarrassed Zverev then started wiping his hair with a towel as spectators watching the game started laughing as they found out what had happened.

World No. 13 Zverev had to leave the pitch to wipe his hair when he realized what had happened

World No. 13 Zverev had to leave the pitch to wipe his hair when he realized what had happened

While Zverev would have hoped this would bring him good luck, it actually had the opposite effect.

Mmoh evened things out in set number two when the German started struggling with his service game.

Things didn’t improve for Zverev, who then started making a series of unforced errors while Mmoh lunged at his opponent’s weak second serve.

Zverev, who was considered a big favorite, scratched the first set 7: 6 against American Michael Mmoh

Zverev, who was considered a big favorite, scratched the first set 7: 6 against American Michael Mmoh

However, the unseeded American fought back to claim the biggest win of his career to date

However, the unseeded American fought back to claim the biggest win of his career to date

Zverev won just 11 of his 42 second serves throughout the match as the American clinched the biggest win of his career 6-7 6-4 6-3 6-2.

It’s the first time in Mmoh’s career that he’s made it to the third round of a major.

It was a disappointing result for Zverev in his first major since reaching the semifinals at the French Open last year.

In his semi-final against Rafael Nadal, he was eliminated three hours into the game after twisting his right ankle and torn all three collateral ligaments, missing the rest of the 2022 season.

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It was Zverev's first major since retiring in the French Open semifinals

It was Zverev’s first major since retiring in the French Open semifinals

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