The number 2 seed at the 2019 ATP Miami Open, Alexander Zverev will begin his campaign in the second round against David Ferrer from Spain.
David Ferrer enters this match having won his previous fixture in straight sets. During the win, Ferrer was very strong at receiving as he won 48% of his return points which allowed him to win 4 break points. Ferrer was once one of the strongest defensive players in the world but the Spaniard has lost much of his pace and stamina which has seen him fall greatly in ranking and achievements. This will be a very tough match for Ferrer as he is playing an exceptionally talented player in in Alexander Zverev.
Looking at Zverev, the German superstar will be desperate to get a big result. Alexander Zverev had a very poor Indian Wells Open as he lost in the third round. The Miami Masters is a tournament where Zverev has done well at in the past as he finished second at this event last season. With a good record at this venue, Alexander Zverev should be feeling confident as he enters this match.
Alexander Zverev and David Ferrer have played 6 times in the past with Zverev winning on 4 occasions and Ferrer winning twice. The most recent match between these two players was earlier in the season at the ATP Mexican Open where Zverev won in straight sets. Ferrer’s last win over Zverev was in 2016 at ATP Beijing. Zverev has won the last 4 matches he has played against David Ferrer.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Alexander Zverev to win this match. Zverev is the stronger player and he has an exceptional record against Ferrer. Ferrer lacks the speed and stamina that made him a top player and I see him losing to the number 2 seed.