Zverev wants to use the clay court tournament in Rome to get in top shape for the French Open in Paris in around two weeks. It has been an unsatisfactory season on clay for him so far. Germany’s top player failed in the round of 16 at the Masters tournaments in Monte Carlo and Madrid, and in the quarter-finals at the home event in Munich. In Rome, Zverev is ranked third and hopes to reach his first individual final this year.