Nicolas Jarry vs. Alexander Zverev
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 23, 2019, 9:30 AM (EDT)|
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German tennis superstar, Alexander Zverev will be playing at the 2019 ATP German Open in Hamburg. Alexander Zverev will begin his tournament against Nicolas Jarry from Chile.
Nicolas Jarry enters this tournament in terrific form after winning the Swedish Open last week. Jarry was outstanding in the Swedish Open as the Chilean lost no sets in the entire tournament. In the final, Nicolas Jarry defeated Juan Ignacio Londero in straight sets. It was a clinical performance by Jarry where he won 91% of his service games and 2 return games. Despite his result at the Swedish Open, this is going to be a bigger challenge for Nicolas Jarry as he is playing against the number 2 seed.
On the other side of the coin, Alexander Zverev had a poor Wimbledon campaign as he was eliminated in the opening round by Jiri Vesely. While Wimbledon was poor for Zverev, the German superstar has been playing well on clay this season. Alexander Zverev made the quarterfinals of the French Open and won the Geneva Open.
Playing in Hamburg should give Alexander Zverev a boost as he will be supported by his home fans. Zverev is one of the strongest players in this tournament and he will be hard to beat with the crowd on his side.
Nicolas Jarry and Alexander Zverev have developed a rivalry in recent months. Zverev and Jarry have played each other twice with both players winning on 1 occasion each. The most recent match between these two players was earlier in the season at the Geneva Open where Alexander Zverev won in 3 sets. Jarry’s win over Zverev was also this season. The match was played at the Barcelona Open with Jarry battling for 3 sets to defeat Zverev.
Judging from the recent head-to-head matches between Jarry and Zverev, this should be a very close contest. Both players are very skilled on clay and will be confident in their ability to win. That being said, I am going to pick Alexander Zverev to win this match. Zverev is significantly higher ranked and the German has the advantage of playing on home soil.