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'When I get hot, we'll see what happens,' says Alexander Zverev after Madrid win

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Alexander Zverev says he will 'see what happens when he gets hot' after a powerful performance against Kei Nishikori at the Madrid Masters.

The German ace was in fine form as he completely overpowered Nishikori, carving out a 6-3, 6-2 success in just 74 minutes.

It was a welcome return to form for Zverev, who disappointed in Munich amid concerns over an elbow injury.

However, he has also warned rivals that there is a lot more still to come, as he still doesn't believe he has reached his best level yet.

“Obviously Kei [Nishikori] is somebody that has done well here, made finals and he’s beaten me on clay before, so I knew I had to come out and play my best tennis," Zverev said.

“I’m definitely very happy with this performance and we’ll see how this tournament goes for me.

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“Since Munich I’ve practised my serve a little bit, which I haven’t done in the past month so I think that helped me a lot and I think the outfit also is helpful for the serve.

“But yeah, all in all it was a good match from my side and I hopefully I can continue playing the same way or even better.”

“This (Madrid) and Rome are my two favourite clay court events where I feel the most comfortable and, yeah, as you said, when I get hot, we’ll see what happens.”

Zverev will face British number one Dan Evans next after he beat Australian John Millman.

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