Filip Krajinović vs. Alexander Zverev
|Date & Time||Friday July 26, 2019, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
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German tennis superstar, Alexander Zverev has reached the quarterfinals of the 2019 ATP German Open in Hamburg. At this stage of the tournament, Alexander Zverev will play against Filip Krajinović from Serbia for a spot in the semifinals.
Filip Krajinović enters this match having Martin Klizan in 3 sets in the previous round. It was a determined performance by Filip Krajinović as he lost the opening set but fought back strongly to win the final 2 sets and the match. During the victory, Krajinović received serve exceptionally well as the Serb won 50% of his receiving points which allowed him to break his opponent’s serve on 7 occasions. While the receiving was outstanding, Filip Krajinović struggled with his own serve. Filip Krajinović lost 4 service games during the match. It has been a tough few months for Filip Krajinović as he has struggled to make an impact at full ATP tournaments. With Alexander Zverev as his next opponent, Filip Krajinović could potentially have a tough match.
On the other side of the coin, Alexander Zverev enters this match having defeated his previous opponent in straight sets. It was a comfortable win as Zverev won 82% of his service games and 3 return games. During the win, Alexander Zverev handled the pressure well as he won the second set via a tiebreaker.
Zverev has looked in good form at this tournament as he seems to be enjoying playing on home soil. It has been a decent clay court season for Zverev as he won the Geneva Open and made the quarterfinals of the French Open.
This will be the first time that Alexander Zverev and Filip Krajinović will be playing each other at an ATP event.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Alexander Zverev to win this match. Zverev is the stronger player and he has the advantage of playing on home soil. Zverev has looked in outstanding form throughout this tournament and I see him beating Filip Krajinović in straight sets in this match.