Comfort on the clay
The world No.16's fans should be feeling very optimistic for Zverev's road to Roland-Garros.
The 25-year-old has won six of his 19 titles on clay, including Masters 1000 trophies in Rome (2017) and Madrid (2018, 2022).
Zverev chose the Monte-Carlo Masters to kick-off his clay campaign this spring.
Twice a semi-finalist at the Principality (2018, 2022), he escaped an unpredictable opener against Alexander Bublik 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 and then dominated proceedings 6-4, 6-4 facing Roberto Bautista Agut.
"I have had two weeks of practice now. It is the most natural surface for me," said Zverev. "It usually takes me five or 10 minutes to get used to a clay court, but this year was a bit different.
"I needed to get the injury out of my head. I needed to get used to sliding again.”