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Indian Wells exit for unwell Zverev

12th March 2019, 13:25 by Neil Foster

Alexander Zverev is looking forward to week's Miami Masters after losing to Jan-Lennard Struff when unwell at Indian Wells.

Germany’s Zverev, 21, was beaten 6-3 6-1 by his compatriot in the third round on Monday and revealed afterwards that he has been under the weather for a few days.

"I have been sick for a week. That hasn't changed unfortunately," he said. "I think I just got unlucky, got a virus somewhere and that's how it is."

The world number three was beaten by John Isner in last year’s Miami final and the talented youngers is now relishing the chance to go one better in Florida.

"Now it's about getting healthy and about recovering and preparing myself for Miami, because Miami is a tournament I do well in," he added.

In the women's event, Anastasija Sevastova was forced to retire from her third-round match with Anett Kontaveit when 5-0 behind in the opening set due to a "viral illness".

That followed on from Serena Williams' withdrawal when 6-3 1-0 down to Garbine Muguruza due to "extreme dizziness and extreme fatigue".

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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