Alexander Zverev vs. Juan Londero
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 1, 2019, 7:30 AM (EDT)|
MTTC Iphitos e.V.
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Alexander Zverev and Juan Londero meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis Munich.
Alexander Zverev enters this tournament in a serious funk where he’s lost six of his last nine matches, including four of his last five sets. Zverev is coming off a match in Barcelona where he lost 24 of 38 second serve points, was broken four times and had 10 double faults. Right when you think Zverev is turning the corner, he goes into one of these droughts where nothing works, and it’s quite frustrating as a bettor if we’re being completely honest. I guess the good news for the German is that Zverev hasn’t lost three straight matches since 2017 London and the 2018 Hopman Cup. Zverev has lost three of his last five matches on clay court.
Juan Londero is coming off a straight sets win over Maximilian Marterer that took 26 games to decide. In the victory, Londero won 68 percent of his first serve points and 70 percent of his second serve points. Londero won 69 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his 11 break points. Londero got 62 percent of his first serves in play and even produced six aces, something that gives him a punchers chance in this match if he can build on it. The problem is Londero has very little experience on the main tour and came into this tournament losing six of his last nine matches when you include qualifying. Londero did win the Cordoba Open back in February, but outside of that, there’s little reason to get excited. Londero has split his last eight matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Zverev is a player I want nothing to do with at the moment, as he’s clearly not ready to make that leap as the top player in the world. Zverev is a complete mess right now and nothing at this point would shock me. With that said, Londero lacks consistency or the experience to beat a top-five player in the world on the main stage. Also, outside of Argentina, Londero hasn’t proven he can put together back-to-back wins on the main stage.
Zverev should win this match in straight sets. He should.