'I know what the other guy is doing': Federer into 17th Basel quarter-final
Roger Federer crushed Radu Albot 6-0, 6-3 on Wednesday to win his 22nd match in a row at the Swiss Indoors and earn a quarter-final place at his home event for the 17th time. The nine-time champion was ruthless in a 22-minute opening set, finishing the entire job in 63 minutes in front of 9,000 fans.
Zverev’s first major casualty at Italian Open
Alexander Zverev’s dismal clay season continued yesterday when he suffered an upset 7/5, 7/5 loss to Italy’s Matteo Berrettini, who was supported by a partisan home crowd that made the Grand Stand seem like a football stadium. In other matches on courts in the Foro Italico, David Goffin, Jeremy Chardy, Taylor Fritz, Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman,…