Ward beaten at Indian Wells

The British number two, who arrived in the United States on Monday fresh from his Davis Cup heroics in Glasgow at the weekend, came through the first round of qualifying with a three-set win over American Mitchell Krueger on Tuesday.

But his hectic schedule caught up with him on Wednesday as he was swept aside 6-3 6-1 by 27-year-old German Zverev in just 50 minutes.