Alexander Zverev eliminated at Indian Wells after feeling unwell
Alexander Zverev was eliminated at Indian Wells after feeling ill during his defeat to Jan-Lennard Struff.
Zverev, the world No 3, was handily beaten 6-3 6-1 by his fellow German, who is the world No 55.
The result came a day after Serena Williams was eliminated citing “extreme dizziness and extreme fatigue”.
Anastasija Sevastova also blamed illness for her defeat to Anett Kontaveit. Sevastova withdrew at 5-0 behind with a “viral” condition.
Zverev said post-match: “I have been sick for a week. That hasn’t changed unfortunately.
“I think I just got unlucky, got a virus somewhere and that’s how it is.
“Now it’s about getting healthy and about recovering and preparing myself for Miami, because Miami is a tournament I do well in.”
Novak Djokovic’s third-round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber was suspended after just one game due to adverse weather.
World No 1 and defending champion Naomi Osaka beat Danielle Collins 6-4 6-2.
Venus Williams won 6-2 7-5 against Christina McHale but came from behind in both sets.
Milos Raonic avoided an upset by beating world N. 217 Marcos Giron 4-6 6-4 6-4.
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