Alexander Zverev looks ahead to Miami Open after sickly Indian Wells effort
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.”
More from Tennis365:
Daniil Medvedev closing in on career milestone as he returns to action this week
Daniil Medvedev will become the first player outside the ‘Big Four’ to claim a top two spot in the ATP rankings this week.
‘I’m pumped to be competing again’ – Andy Murray steps up his comeback in Rotterdam
Andy Murray has declared he is ready to step up his latest comeback effort, as he prepares to compete in the ATP 500 event in Rotterdam.
Historic day for Novak Djokovic as he equals Roger Federer’s record of weeks as world No.1
Djokovic is guaranteed to set a new mark next week.
David Goffin ends long wait for an ATP title with a win in Montpellier
David Goffin captured his first ATP Tour title for more than three years by winning the Open Sud de France in Montpellier.
Roger Federer sends his fans into a frenzy with Twitter post ahead of his return to action
Roger Federer fans are counting down to his return to action in Doha next week and his tweet teasing his return instantly became a big hit.
Iga Swiatek’s perfect week as she claims her second WTA title
Iga Swiatek won her second career WTA title with victory over Belinda Bencic in the final of the Adelaide International.
Jamie Murray says quarantine threat on tour means players must be ready to adapt
The doubles specialist plans to travel to tournaments in Mexico and Miami next month without knowing what to expect on arrival.
Battle of the Brits event is back and this time with spectators
The Battle of the Brits events were a huge success during the Covid-19 crisis and now they are set to return with spectators.
The only way is up for Naomi Osaka as she looks to replicate hard-court success on clay and grass
Oli Jefford on the world being Naomi Osaka’s oyster.
Britain’s strength in depth in doubles highlights quality of structure
British tennis may be wondering who can replace Andy Murray, but they have a very different story to tell in the doubles arena.