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Alexander Zverev advanced to the last 16 of the Miami Open after defeating Christopher Eubanks in straight sets. Zverev, the fourth seed, fought back from a break down in the first set to win 7-5, 6-3. He will next face Karen Khachanov, whom he last met in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics final, which Zverev won to claim the gold medal. Zverev’s serving was a key factor in his victory over Eubanks, making 78% of his first serves and saving four out of five break points.

Zverev acknowledged that the match against Eubanks was challenging, with Eubanks playing well from the baseline and not giving him many opportunities to be aggressive. The two players started the match with three love holds in the opening four games, but Eubanks took the lead 5-3 after breaking Zverev’s serve. However, Zverev broke back immediately to level the set, eventually winning a rain-interrupted tie-breaker. In the second set, Zverev quickly gained a 3-0 lead and sealed his victory after a tense final game where Eubanks missed three break points.

In another match, Fabio Marozsan continued his streak of reaching at least the last 16 at every Masters 1000 event he has played, defeating Alexei Popyrin. Marozsan, ranked 57th in the world, has only once advanced past the last 16 in three previous Masters 1000 appearances. World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz was set to play Gael Monfils later in the day in Miami. Fans can watch the 2024 French Open live and on-demand on discovery+.

Zverev’s upcoming match against Khachanov will be a highly anticipated rematch of their 2020 Tokyo Olympics final, where Zverev claimed the gold medal in straight sets. With both players in good form, the competition promises to be intense. Zverev’s serving will be crucial once again as he aims to continue his winning streak at the Miami Open. Meanwhile, other top players like Marozsan and Alcaraz continue to impress with their performances, setting the stage for exciting matches ahead in the tournament.

As the Miami Open progresses, fans can expect more thrilling encounters and surprising results from the top tennis players in the world. The competition is heating up, with players like Zverev, Khachanov, Marozsan, and Alcaraz showcasing their talent on the court. With each match bringing new challenges and opportunities, the tournament is shaping up to be a must-watch event for tennis enthusiasts. Stay tuned for more action-packed matches and standout performances as the Miami Open reaches its thrilling conclusion.

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