‘Would be great to win Monte Carlo and complete the full set of clay masters,’ says Alexander Zverev

If Alexander Zverev wins Monte Carlo, he will finish the full set of clay masters 1000.

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Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

World No.6, Alexander Zverev will make an appearance at the ongoing ATP Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo. The German will take on Lorenzo Sonego in his opening round.

Zverev, has enjoyed a decent season thus far, making the quarters in Melbourne and thereafter triumphing in Acapulco.

Now, the 23-year-old turns his attention to Monaco, where he is yet to emerge as the winner. Let’s not forget, Zverev is one of the few players on the ATP tour who can play on all surfaces. He has already won the Masters 1000 event in Madrid and Rome. He has a great opportunity to win the Monte Carlo title and complete the full set.

I like clay and long and physical encounters: Alexander Zverev

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Alexander Zverev

Speaking ahead of his opening round, the German said, “I enjoy this time of the year. I like clay and long and physical encounters. I’m looking forward to the upcoming weeks, hoping we can see thrilling matches.”

“I grew up on clay, and I can make a swift transition from hard to clay, maybe half a day. Of course, you need some time to get used to it after changing the surface. For me, playing on clay is exciting, and I wish the season on the slowest surface is a bit longer. Monte Carlo is the only clay Masters I haven’t won, and I can’t wait to play my first match here.”

If Zverev ends up winning in Monte Carlo, he will become one of the only three players to win all the clay Masters. At the moment, Novak Djokovic and Rafeal Nadal have won all three events.

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