Alexander Zverev is in the round of 16 at the Masters in Miami. The tennis Olympic champion beat Mackenzie McDonald on Sunday (local time) 6: 2, 6: 2 and now meets the qualifier Thanasi Kokkinakis from Australia, who won the doubles competition at the Australia Open together with compatriot Nick Kyrgios.
Zverev is number two in the hard court tournament, which is worth around 8.6 million US dollars. His best result in Florida was reaching the finals three years ago. All other German tennis professionals are eliminated.
“I’m glad that I’m finding my rhythm a little bit, that the victories are getting easier. It will be difficult from now on, but I’m ready,” said Zverev. In his opening match in Miami, he had a lot more trouble in a three-set win over Croatian Borna Coric.
For Zverev, the year has not gone as desired so far. The 24-year-old led the German Davis Cup team to an away win in the qualifier in Brazil. In addition to his otherwise unsuccessful performance, he received a suspended suspension after hitting the referee’s chair with his racquet at the tournament in Acapulco. (dpa)