Indian Wells: Andy Murray prepares to face Alexander Zverev in third spherical

Andy Murray reached the ultimate at Indian Wells in 2009
Venue: Indian Wells, California Date: 12 October Time: 23:00 BST (topic to vary)
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Andy Murray says he can be “proper in there” towards Alexander Zverev as they put together to face at Indian Wells – however provided that he brings his A-game.

The Briton, 34, takes on the German world quantity 4 within the third spherical in California on Tuesday evening.

The three-time Grand Slam champion beat Zverev ultimately yr’s Western and Southern Open – his first top-level match in 9 months after harm.

“I can achieve confidence from that,” former world primary Murray stated.

“He’ll definitely go in because the overwhelming favorite. But when I play a high-level match, I will be proper in there.”

The Scot is enjoying at Indian Wells for the primary time since 2017, given his prolonged lay-offs via hip surgical procedures, and has recorded wins over Adrian Mannarino and highly-rated Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz en path to the third spherical.

It’s the third time he and 24-year-old Zverev will meet on court docket, the primary being on the 2016 Australian Open in a match received by Murray in straight units.

“I believe he is the one one of many Large 4 I have never overwhelmed but, so I hope I can change that,” stated Zverev, who has wins over Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer to his title.

“I believe it is unbelievable how effectively he is transferring and unbelievable how effectively he is enjoying. I believe he is very motivated so I hope I can present my greatest tennis.”

It’s the first time they may meet since Murray stated he welcomed an investigation by the ATP into home violence allegations made towards Zverev.

Final week, the governing physique of males’s tennis stated it could look into claims Zverev was violent in the direction of a former girlfriend. Zverev denies the allegations, and stated he had been “asking them himself” to research so he may “clear his title”.

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