Alexander Zverev vs. Christian Garin
|Date & Time||Friday May 3, 2019, 6:00 AM (EDT)|
MTTC Iphitos e.V.
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Alexander Zverev and Christian Garin meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Munich.
Alexander Zverev is coming off a straight sets win over Juan Londero that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Zverev won 79 percent of his first serve points and 50 percent of his second serve points. Zverev won 67 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his seven break points. Zverev finally put together a solid performance, as he entered this tournament losing five of his last seven matches and getting very little from his serve. It’s now a question of consistency with Zverev, as we know he’s capable of winning this tournament if he plays to the level he’s capable of each match. Zverev has a chance to win back-to-back matches for the first time since Acapulco. Zverev has split his last six matches on clay court.
Christian Garin is coming off a straight sets win over Diego Schwartzman that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Garin won 56 percent of his first serve points and 62 percent of his second serve points. Garin won 59 percent of his total service points and converted on six of his 12 break points. Garin continues this impressive streak on clay that includes his first singles title at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships last month. Garin has won both of his matches this tournament in straight sets and has produced a combined 10 breaks. Garin has yet to beat a top-10 player in his career. Garin has won nine of his last 10 matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Garin has a chance here obviously with what he’s done on clay, but you have to factor in he’s never beaten a top-10 player and is still a little green on the main stage. If Zverev plays the way he’s capable of and serves to his ability, he should win this match. The problem is it’s tough to predict which Zverev is going to show up.
I’m going to assume Zverev brings it like he did in his last match. Zverev makes the semis.