TENNIS

Tennis Monte Carlo Masters

Italy's Fabio Fognini upset world number three Alexander Zverev in straight sets to reach the quarter finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.

The 31 year-old Italian, who is ranked 18th in the world, defeated the German 7-6 (8-6) 6-1.

Third seed Zverev, who lives in Monte Carlo, reached the semi finals of his 'home' event a year ago, but has endured a difficult 2019 season.

After finishing runner up to Australian Nick Kyrgios in Acapulco, Zverev has suffered early exits at Indian Wells, Miami and Marrakech.