Alexander Zverev vs. Denis Shapovalov - 1/6/20 ATP Cup Tennis Pick, Odds & Prediction
Alexander Zverev vs. Denis Shapovalov
Monday, January 6, 2020 at 8:20 PM (Pat Rafter Arena)
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German tennis superstar Alexander Zverev is set to play on Tuesday. Zverev will play against Denis Shapovalov from Canada. This is a huge tie for both teams since the winner will secure a spot in the next stage while the loser will be eliminated.
Denis Shapovalov has had a decent tournament. Shapovalov defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the opening round but was defeated in the second round. Shapovalov lost his match to Alex de Minaur. It was a close match but Shapovalov lost momentum in the final set which allowed Alex de Minaur to secure the victory. This is expected to be a challenging match for Denis Shapovalov as he is playing against an elite opponent.
Looking at Alexander Zverev, it has been a poor tournament for the German player. Zverev has lost both of his matches. In his previous outing, Alexander Zverev was defeated in straight sets by Stefanos Tsitsipas. Fortunately for Zverev, his team bailed him out against Team Greece and the Germans still have a very good chance of qualifying for the next stage. Alexander Zverev is an elite player and he must show that if he wishes to win this match.
Alexander Zverev and Denis Shapovalov have played each other 4 times in the past. Alexander Zverev has won 3 prior head-to-head matches while Denis Shapovalov has won only once. The most recent match between these two players was in 2019 at the Paris Masters where Denis Shapovalov won in 3 sets.
Despite his recent form, I am going to pick Alexander Zverev to win this match. Zverev is a significantly stronger player and I see him getting back to his best after 2 poor matches. Zverev has a good record against Shapovalov and I see that aiding the German in this match. Denis Shapovalov should play well but I don’t see him having enough to defeat Zverev.