Alexander Zverev reached the next round in doubles at the ATP Masters in Indian Wells one day after his early exit in singles.

With the Kazakh Andrej Golubew, the 24-year-old from Hamburg won 7: 6 (7: 0) and 6: 3 against Marcelo Arevalo from Honduras and the Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer.

In the next round, Germany's tennis star and his partner meet the American duo Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul.

Zverev has no good memories of either player.

Paul beat him in three sets in the second round on Monday and Fritz won his quarter-final game against Zverev last year.

Medvedev no longer number one

Rafael Nadal, meanwhile, continued his impressive winning streak this year.

The 35-year-old Spaniard won in the third round against Briton Daniel Evans 7: 5 and 6: 3.

Nadal also remained undefeated in the 17th game of the year.

He also celebrated his 400th victory in a Masters tournament - more than any other player before him.

Nadal's next opponent is the American Reilly Opelka, who defeated Denis Shapovalov from Israel 6: 7 (4: 7), 6: 4 and 6: 4.

For Daniil Medvedev, meanwhile, the first tournament as number one in the tennis world rankings ended earlier than hoped.

The top seeded Russian failed in Indian Wells in his second match after jumping to the top of the rankings with a 6:4, 3:6, 1:6 at French veteran Gael Monfils and thus missed out on the round of 16.

It is already clear that Medvedev will be replaced by his Serbian predecessor Novak Djokovic as world number one after just three weeks next Monday.

Medvedev had ousted Djokovic from first place at the end of February.

As a result of the detachment, none of the “big four” – Djokovic, Rafael Nadal (Spain), Roger Federer (Switzerland) and Andy Murray (Great Britain) – were at the top for the first time since 2004.

Medvedev easily won his first match in Indian Wells against the Czech Tomas Machac with a befitting 6:3, 6:2.

In the first round Medvedev was free of play due to a bye.

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