Alexander Zverev vs. Taylor Fritz
|Date & Time||Tuesday October 22, 2019, 11:00 AM (EDT)|
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German tennis superstar, Alexander Zverev is set to play at the 2019 ATP Swiss Indoors in Basel. Zverev will begin his tournament against Taylor Fritz from the United States.
With the season drawing to an end, Alexander Zverev has become desperate to get points for qualification for the ATP Finals. Zverev has had poor Grand Slams and that has resulted in the German needing big points from smaller tournaments. That being said, Alexander Zverev enters this tournament in outstanding form having had a very strong Asian season. Alexander Zverev made the final of the Shanghai Masters and the semifinals of the China Open. At Shanghai, Alexander Zverev defeated Roger Federer. Zverev is looking confident and he will hope to have a strong tournament which gets him close to a spot in the ATP Finals.
On the other side of the coin, Taylor Fritz has been in terrible form. Fritz was eliminated in the second round of the Shanghai Masters and had a dreadful Asian season. Fritz only won 1 match in the entire Asian leg and it seems like the American is low on confidence. Taylor Fritz looked very good around Wimbledon but there has been a drastic drop in form and it seems like he is struggling to find a win. This is expected to be a very tough match for Taylor Fritz as he is playing against the number 2 seed.
Taylor Fritz and Alexander Zverev have played each other twice in the past with Zverev winning on both occasions. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at Wimbledon where Zverev won 5 sets.
Looking at all the information, I am going to pick Alexander Zverev to win this match. Zverev is determined to qualify for the ATP finals and the German enters this match in good form. Fritz, in contrast, has been struggling and I see lacking the quality to compete. I see Alexander Zverev winning this match in straight sets.