Mikael Ymer vs. Alexander Zverev
|Date & Time||Thursday May 30, 2019, 6:30 AM (EDT)|
M. Ymer +450 / A. Zverev -699
In the ATP French Open, Alexander Zverev will play against Mikael Ymer from Sweden.
Mikael Ymer enters this tournament following a good campaign at the qualifying event where he won 3 successive matches. Ymer continued his good form in the opening round as he won his match in straight sets. During the win, Mikael Ymer received serve exceptionally well. Ymer won 54% of his receiving points which allowed him to break his opponent’s serve on 8 occasions. Mikael Ymer is not a regular on the ATP tour as he is more often seen playing Challenger events. Ymer has only played 2 ATP events in 2019 and while he has done well in those events, it will be tough for him to adjust to a player like Alexander Zverev.
On the other side of the coin, Alexander Zverev enters this match is supreme form. It was a poor start to the clay court season for Zverev but the German superstar managed to turn things around last week as he won the ATP Geneva Open. It was a tough opening round fixture for Alexander Zverev as he had to battle for 5 sets to beat John Millman. Zverev started the match in a strong manner by winning the first 2 sets but the German lost focus which resulted in the match going the distance. Zverev managed to show his class in the final set which he was 6-3. Zverev on 7 return games during the win which shows that he is playing solid defensive tennis. Alexander Zverev is a strong clay court player and he showed his ability last season as he made the quarterfinals of the 2018 French Open. Alexander Zverev looks in good form which will make him very tough to stop in the tournament.
Alexander Zverev and Mikael Ymer have played once in the past. The match was played in 2015 at ATP Stockholm where Zverev won in 3 sets.
As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Alexander Zverev to win. Mikael Ymer has had a good tournament but the Swede lacks the skills and experience to challenge an elite player. Zverev looks in good form and I see him making it into the third round of the tournament.