Alexander Zverev won for the first time ever against Andy Murray at the ATP Masters in Indian Wells on Tuesday (local time) and is now through to the last 16 after winning 6-4, 7-6
Olympic champion Zverev won against former world number one Murray at the Masters in California. The Hamburg native won against the Briton thanks to a 7:4 in the second set tiebreak and has now celebrated at least one career victory against each of the so-called “Big Four”. That includes Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Murray, who himself won two Olympic gold medals in 2012 and 2016.
“It’s a nice feeling,” Zverev told Sky after the match. “I’m happy that I made it in two sets,” the 24-year-old continued.
Zverev is the last remaining German in the field at the US$8.76 million hard-court tournament in the western United States. He had lost the only two previous duels against Murray, who is ten years older than him.