In a major upset at the Australian Open, Michael Mmoh, a player of Nigerian descent, defeated top-ranked Alexander Zverev in a thrilling four-set match. The match, which took place at the Margaret Court Arena, saw Mmoh come back from a set down to win 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.
Mmoh, who is currently ranked 107th in the world, put on an impressive display of power and precision on the court. He was able to neutralize Zverev’s big serve and hit some spectacular winners to take control of the match.
The match was a closely contested affair in the beginning, with both players showing great defensive skills and fighting for every point. Zverev took the first set in a tiebreaker, but Mmoh quickly regrouped and took control of the match. He broke Zverev’s serve early in the second set and never looked back, winning the next three sets comfortably.
Mmoh’s victory is a major upset, as Zverev is currently ranked 13th in the world and was considered one of the favorites to win the tournament. This is Mmoh’s first victory over a top 15 player, and his win over Zverev will propel him to a career-high ranking.
Zverev was seeded 12th in the competition.
This match is a historic moment for Michael Mmoh, as well as for Nigeria, and it’s also a huge upset for Alexander Zverev. The match was a great showcase of tennis and it will be interesting to see how Mmoh will perform in the next round, as he continues his quest for his first Grand Slam title.
Mmoh will face Diego Schwartzman in the third round of the competition on Friday.