The dream is over for history-making Davidovich

Davidovich receives treatment to his ankle.
Davidovich receives treatment to his ankle. / AFP
  • The local prodigy reached the last 16 of the US Open where he was eliminated by world number seven Alexander Zverev

It was good while it lasted. Alejandro Davidovich was awoken from his New York dream on Sunday as he was eliminated from the US Open in the last 16.

The young prodigy from Rincón de la Victoria was ultimately knocked out at Flushing Meadows by world-number-seven Alexander Zverev 2-6 2-6 1-6 in a match that lasted barely an hour and a half.

Davidovich's play at the 15,000-capacity Louis Armstrong Stadium was characterised by unforced errors and he only really got to display his talents in the first part of the second set when he broke Zverev's serve for the first time.

However, by the start of the third set, an injury to his right ankle while stretching for a ball started to take its toll and he required treatment.

Sunday's result, however, will not define the 21-year-old's tournament. Zverev was the overwhelming favourite in the match as the fifth seed for the tournament. In fact, just by reaching the third round Davidovich made history: he became the first local player to even reach that stage in a Grand Slam tournament.

However, he went even further than that, beating the UK's Cameron Norrie 7-6 (2-7) 4-6 6-2 6-1 on Friday to reach the last 16, becoming the first Spaniard under 21 to do so in a Grand Slam since 2008.