WATCH: With no fans around, Alexander Zverev gives himself a round of applause after win

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Alexander Zverev pleased with himself

Sometimes you have to be your own biggest fan is a statement that Alexander Zverev took to heart after his second-round win at the Monte-Carlo Masters.

The fifth seed saw off the challenge of Italian Lorenzo Sonego, winning 6-3, 6-3 in one hour and 38 minutes.

With spectators not allowed to attend the tournament at the Monte Carlo Country Club due to coronavirus restrictions, Zverev decided to have a bit of fun after his win.

After the customary post-match handshake with Sonego, the German made his way to the stands and gave himself a round of applause.

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Zverev will take on 11th seed David Goffin in the third round on Thursday and if he comes through that clash then he will face either world No 1 Novak Djokovic or Dan Evans in the quarter-final.

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