Zverev - Tim: will the scenario of the last face-to-face meeting of the players repeat themselves?

Alexander Zverev

13/09/2020, at 20:00 GMT
US Open

Odds: 1.71

Dominic Tim

In face-to-face meetings the score is 7-2 in favor of Tim. In 6 out of 9 personal meetings tennis players, at least, exchanged won sets. This season Zverev won 15 matches in a row. Tim won 16. In this tournament the German lost six sets. The Austrian lost one.

Alexander Zverev

For the first time in his career Zverev reached the final of the Grand Slam tournament. Before that, he had not been able to do this, although this year he was already one step away from the decisive match. At Australian Open Sasha just lost to Dominic Tim. Then the German tennis player won the first game, but failed to maintain the advantage (6-3, 4-6, 6-7, 6-7).

At this tournament Zverev still leaves ambiguous impressions of his game. The representative of Germany seems to be winning, but he does it hesitantly. Alexander looks especially bad in the first games. Judge for yourself, Zverev had all six lost sets in this tournament in the first half of the game. But by the end of the meeting Sasha accelerated and swept away his rivals.

The most difficult for him was the semifinal match against the Spaniard Carreno-Busta. Zverev lost during the meeting with a score of 0-2, but still managed to snatch a victory (3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3). In the rest of the matches here, he beat Kevin Anderson, Brandon Nakashima, Adrian Mannarino, Alejandro Davidovich and Bornu Coric.

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Dominic Tim

Unlike Zverev, Tim has already been one step away from winning the Major three times. He played in the final three times. In 2018 and 2019 it was Roland Garros and this season the Austrian played at the Australian Open. In France, Dominic lost twice to Rafael Nadal and in Australia to Novak Djokovic.

This time, on the way to the final, Tim gave only one game to his opponents. This lucky winner was Marin Cilic, whom the Austrian beat 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. After that Dominic did not notice Felix Auger-Aliassim (7-6, 6-1, 6-1) and Alex De Minaura (6-1, 6-2, 6-4). In the semifinals the representative of Austria removed Daniil Medvedev from his path. The fate of the match was decided in two tie-breaks (6-2, 7-6, 7-6).

Prediction

Throughout the tournament Tim demonstrates phenomenal play and is deservedly considered the favorite. It seemed that in this meeting he must confidently beat Zverev. But Sasha is not such an easy opponent as it seems at first glance. Yes, he starts badly, but in the second half of the game Alexander plays an order of magnitude better. Moreover, he does not give up and fights to the last. For example, in 3 of the last 4 matches the German tennis player lost during the meeting, but managed to turn the tide of the match and win.

Nobody believed in Australian Open in Zverev either and everyone predicted an easy victory for Tim. Nevertheless, Sasha managed to create difficulties for the Austrian and even won the first set. We believe that something similar will happen in this meeting. Still, in most face-to-face confrontations, Zverev won at least a game against the Austrian. It is very likely that it will be so now.

Our forecast - total over 3.5 sets for 1.71 odds in BC 1xBet

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