Federico Delbonis vs. Alexander Zverev
|Date & Time||Thursday July 25, 2019, 8:00 AM (EDT)|
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German tennis superstar, Alexander Zverev has made it into the second round at the 2019 ATP German Open. At this stage of the tournament, Zverev will play against Federico Delbonis from Argentina.
Federico Delbonis won a close match in the opening round as he defeated Marco Cecchinato in 3 sets. The match was closely contested and Cecchinato and Delbonis both won a set via a tiebreaker. Federico Delbonis lost the opening set but showed great determination to win the final 2 sets. During the win, Federico Delbonis impressed with his serving as he hit 7 aces which aided him in winning 65% of his service points. Federico Delbonis won 88% of his service games and 2 return games during the win. This is expected to be a tougher match for Federico Delbonis as he is playing against the number 2 seed.
Looking at Alexander Zverev, the German superstar had an easy win in the opening round as he defeated Nicolas Jarry in straight sets. It was an impressive display by Zverev as he defeated an inform player with ease. In the match, Alexander Zverev won 89% of his service games and 4 return games. The returning was especially impressive from Zverev as he won 44% of his receiving points and 44% of his return games. Alexander Zverev is playing on home soil and he looks to be in very good form. That combination will make Alexander Zverev very tough to beat.
Alexander Zverev and Federico Delbonis have played each other once in the past. The match was earlier in the season at the Geneva Open where Alexander Zverev won in 3 sets.
Federico Delbonis showed great determination in the opening round and played a good match to defeat Marco Cecchinato. That being said, I see Federico Delbonis losing this match. Alexander Zverev looks in very good form and is a significantly stronger player that Federico Delbonis. Zverev is playing on home soil and I see him winning this match with some ease.