Alexander Zverev is one of the big favorites for the title at Indian Wells. In his debut, he beat Jenson Brooksby (79th) in three sets and, with that victory, not only did he earn a place in the third round, but he also got a ticket to the ATP Finals in November. At a press conference, the German discussed what will be his next commitment to the legendary Brit Andy Murray.
Number four in the world, champion of three ATP tournaments this year and owner of the Gold medal at Tokyo 2020, knows what it’s like to beat Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: he surpassed all of them on more than one occasion. The Swiss was beaten four times, while the Serbian and the Spanish were defeated three times.
Now, for the third round of the California Masters 1000, Zverev goes for the Scotsman. “I’d love to beat him because he’s the only one of the big four that I haven’t beaten so far and I hope to do that in Indian Wells. Andy is playing very well and I like the challenge of facing him. “Sascha expressed.
As background there are three parties, one of them exhibition (2016 Hopman Cup), and in all the winner was Murray. At the 2016 Australian Open, the Briton won 6-1, 6-2 and 6-3, while at the Cincinnati Masters 1000, the closest event, he did the same 6-3, 3-6 and 7-5.
“The tournament conditions are not the best for me, I have never been able to get good results. I will give everything I have to try to win“, sentenced the born in Hamburg.
This time, the conditions are different and the favorite suit belongs to Alexander Zverev. Nevertheless, Murray comes from defeating the young Spanish Carlos Alcaraz and is willing to continue in force in the American competition.