Fabio Fognini

Zverev, Dimitrov, Thiem rusty, reach Monte Carlo 3rd round

Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and Dominic Thiem all came from a set down to win their second-round matches at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday.

The third-seeded Zverev won 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 against big-serving Gilles Muller, after the fourth-seeded Dimitrov had rallied to beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 and the fifth-seeded Thiem saved a match point in his 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 win against Andrey Rublev of Russia.

Zverev won with the floodlights illuminating center court and the crowd fading along with the light. Muller saved the first match point with a strong serve but lost to the imposing German on the next with a double fault.

The 20-year-old Zverev had...