Former world No. 1 Andy Roddick thinks that Alexander Zverev is now finishing off matches in a much more calmer way than it was the case earlier in his career.
On Tuesday, No. 3 seed Zverev handed a 6-4 7-6 (4) loss to former world No. 1 Andy Murray in the Indian Wells Masters third round.
Zverev was down by a break in each set but he recovered to book a straight-set win.
“Zverev’s matches don’t feel like a rollercoaster anymore. He has kind of leveled off,” Roddick said during his appearance on Tennis Channel.
Roddick also offered a positive insight on Murray
“The good news about this is that we are actually talking about Murray’s form as far as tennis. We are not talking about is he ever going to be able to play again, will he ever be the same,” Roddick said.
After the match, former world No. 1 Murray thought he wasn’t good enough against Zverev.
“I don’t think I played well today,” said Murray.
“There’s lots of mistakes. There’s some good stuff in there but it was mixed in with bad. There was no sort of consistency I don’t think.
“My average level was just not really there today. It was either good or bad. I wouldn’t put that down as playing really well.”
Murray also blamed lack of consistency for his loss.
“The consistency isn’t there,” Murray admitted.
“The decision making is not great in the important moments still. They are moments that I was always very strong in and I haven’t been this year. So, disappointed with that.
“The positive for me to take from it is I obviously had opportunities again. I didn’t feel like I played a great match and still had chances so that’s positive. But I’m disappointed because I obviously want to be winning these matches. I haven’t in the past few months.”