Alex Zverev won in two sets against Thanasi Kokkinakis on Tuesday evening to move into the quarter-finals at the Masters in Miami.

The German Olympic tennis champion won against the qualifier Thanasi Kokkinakis from Australia in two sets 6:4, 6:4.

Identical sets – each with a break to 3:2

In the first set, Zverev broke for 3-2 after an even start. In the second set, the clear favourite took the serve from his opponent, ranked 97th, at the same time. He did not have to defend a single break point. He converted his first match point after 1:31 hours.

In the next round, Zverev, the number two seed, will face Casper Ruud of Norway in the hard court tournament, which is worth around 8.6 million US dollars. His best result in Florida was reaching the final three years ago. All other German tennis professionals have already been eliminated.

For Zverev, the year has not gone as planned so far. The 24-year-old led the German Davis Cup team to an away victory in the qualifying match in Brazil. His otherwise unsuccessful performance was compounded by his suspended ban after hitting the umpire’s chair with his racket at the tournament in Acapulco.