World number four Alexander Zverev was comprehensively beaten by Canada’s Milos Raonic in the fourth round of the Australian Open.


The German, widely seen as a top contender for the title after his stunning ATP Finals win in November, lost 6-1 6-1 7-6 (7-5).

While Zverev, 21, destroyed one racquet in a spectacular meltdown in the second set, Raonic remained calm to win.

The 16th seed will face Frenchman Lucas Pouille next.

“I just tried to stay composed,” Raonic said. “It worked extremely well for me today.

“I played incredibly good, did a lot of things extremely well.”