Alexander Zverev looks ahead to Miami Open after sickly Indian Wells effort

Alexander Zverev frustrated

Alexander Zverev’s Indian Wells Masters campaign was over before he could really get going, but the German is hopeful he will do better at the Miami Open.

The world No 3 was under the weather in the build-up to the BNP Paribas Open, but he didn’t really have to get out of first gear in his opening game as Martin Klizan retired while 6-3, 2-0 down.

However, Zverev’s fellow German Jan-Lennard Struff was not in a very sympathetic mood during their third-round clash on Monday as the world No 55 took just 70 minutes to win 6-3, 6-1.

After the match Zverev revealed that he was struggling with a virus, but has already shifted focus to the Miami Open, which starts on March 18, where he finished runner-up in 2018.

“I have been sick for a week. That hasn’t changed unfortunately,” Zverev said. “I think I just got unlucky, got a virus somewhere and that’s how it is.”

He added: “It’s about getting healthy and about recovering and preparing myself for Miami. Miami is the tournament I do well in [compared to Indian Wells], history-wise.”

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