Alexander Zverev vs. Jeremy Chardy
|Date & Time||Wednesday October 9, 2019, 6:00 AM (EDT)|
Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena
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In the 2019 Shanghai Masters, Alexander Zverev will begin his tournament in the second round. At this stage of the tournament, Zverev will play against Jeremy Chardy from France.
Jeremy Chardy enters this match having defeated Kyle Edmund in straight sets in the previous round. It was a good match for Chardy as he dominated through his serving. Jeremy Chardy hit 12 aces which helped him win 75% of his service points and 100% of his service games. While the serving was strong, Chardy lacked quality when receiving serve as he only managed to win 1 return game in the entire match. With Alexander Zverev being his next opponent, Jeremy Chardy must improve his serve if he wishes to compete.
Alexander Zverev, on the other hand, received a bye in the opening round due to his high seeding. Zverev last played at the China Open where the German superstar made the semifinal. Zverev was beaten by Stefanos Tsitsipas it was still a good tournament for the German as he defeated the likes of Sam Querrey and Frances Tiafoe. This is a big tournament for Alexander Zverev as he needs a good performance to maintain his position to qualify for the ATP Finals. In general, Alexander Zverev looks in good form and that should make him tough to beat.
Alexander Zverev and Jeremy Chardy have played each other 4 times in the past. Zverev has won on 3 occasions while Chardy has won once. The most recent match between these two players was earlier in the season at the Australian Open where Zverev won in 5 sets.
Jeremy Chardy is a solid player and has the capability to compete against most opponents. That being said, I don’t see Chardy having enough to challenge Alexander Zverev. Zverev is an elite player and he has been in outstanding form in recent times. Zverev is the stronger player and I see him defeating Jeremy Chardy with some ease.