Alexander Zverev buried bad memories of an opening-match loss days ago in Miami as he dumped last week’s Sardegna title winner Lorenzo Sonego out on Wednesday at the Miami Masters.
The German proved that he’s ready for clay as he eliminated the Italian 6-3, 6-3 to set up a match with David Goffin.
The Belgian beat another Italian, Marco Cecchinato, 6-4, 6-0.
Zverev, a winner of three Masters 1000 titles, advanced in 98 minutes.
“Lorenzo just won a tournament, so he is obviously in very good form right now and playing good tennis,” the German said.
“The first match on a clay court is never easy, but I am happy to be through like that.”
Zverev leads Goffin 2-1 in their career series.
“Goffin is extremely difficult to beat, especially during the first few matches on clay.
“He feels extremely comfortable on this surface, so it is going to be interesting to see how that goes. Every time we have played it’s three sets. I am expecting a very difficult match.”
Main photo:- Sascha Zverev wins his opening match – by ATPTour.com