Unsuccessful on a larger stage
Opponent Alexander Bublik is not at the height of his creativity either. Just over a year ago, the Kazakh was more than 20 places ahead in the world rankings (currently 53rd). This year Bublik could only deliver at small tournaments. In 2023, he has only had one win in 500s or larger tournaments.
Zverev continues to search for form
After his serious ankle injury, Alexander Zverev wanted to really get going again this year. So far, however, only a limited amount has come of this project. The German number one continues to search for form. A few good performances in Dubai and Indian Wells were encouraging, but the clear defeat in Miami against Taro Daniel (number 97 in the world) was a step backwards. Today the form curve should point upwards again and a victory should be achieved.
Good morning and hello to the ATP tournament in Monte Carlo! The next and final first-round games of the prestigious tournament are on the program for Tuesday. Among other things, Alexander Zverev is now also involved, who will have to deal with Alexander Bublik around 11 a.m.