Alexander Zverev vs. Hugo Dellien
|Date & Time||Thursday May 23, 2019, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
Tennis Club de Genève
The Line: Zverev -476 / Dellien +401 -- Over/Under:
Alexander Zverev and Hugo Dellien meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Geneva Open.
Alexander Zverev is coming off a straight sets win over Ernests Gulbis that took 15 games to decide. In the victory, Zverev won 81 percent of his first serve points and 28 percent of his second serve points. Zverev won 65 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his eight break points. Zverev looked improved in his victory, but there’s still serving issues, as he had six double faults and had to face nine break points. A victory is a victory, but Zverev still has issues he must overcome if he’s going to be any sort of factor in the upcoming French Open. Zverev needs to clean up the silly unforced errors and improve his second serve rather quickly. Zverev looks to win back-to-back matches for the second time since Indian Wells. Zverev has split his last six matches on clay court.
Hugo Dellien is coming off a straight sets win over Janko Tipsarevic that took 22 games to decide. In the victory, Dellien won 67 percent of his first serve points and 36 percent of his second serve points. Dellien won 62 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his 18 break points. Dellien got 83 percent of his first serves in play and saved two of his four break points. Dellien has been very consistent when it comes to getting his first serve in play, but he’s going to have to be a lot sharper in terms of winning those points if he’s going to have any chance in this contest. Dellien looks for his first career win over a top-10 player. Dellien looks to win three straight matches for the first time since a challenger tournament in March. Dellien has won five of his last seven matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these players.
We cashed on Zverev in his opening match against a respectable opponent, and while he didn’t play to the level we’re used to seeing, it was good enough for an easy victory and one that should build confidence moving forward. Dellien is somebody with little to no main tour experience and just allowed a player ranked outside of the top-300 to hang around. Again, this is a tournament Zverev should win and use to get out of this funk with the French Open around the corner. Zverev can’t afford to take this tournament lightly.
I’ll take Zverev in straight sets.