Olympic champion Zverev in the round of 16 in Miami

Miami (AP) – Alexander Zverev is in the round of 16 at the Masters in Miami.

The tennis Olympic champion beat Mackenzie McDonald 6-2, 6-2 and now meets the qualifier Thanasi Kokkinakis from New Zealand. 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.

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.