Zeballos vs. Thiem
|Date & Time||Sunday June 4, 2017, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Dominic Thiem and Horacio Zeballos meet in the fourth round of the 2017 French Open.
Dominic Thiem is coming off a straight sets win over Steve Johnson that took 29 games to decide. In the victory, Thiem won 87 percent of his first serve points and 65 percent of his second serve points. Thiem has yet to drop a set this tournament and is coming off a match in which he hit 45 winners and 19 unforced errors. Thiem is just playing some really sharp tennis overall and has a chance to make an even deeper run if he can continue to get his first serve in play at a high percentage. Thiem has produced 29 aces in nine sets played. Thiem hopes to make his second career grand slam quarterfinal and second straight in the French Open. Thiem has won 10 of his last 12 matches on clay court.
Horacio Zeballos is coming off a one set win over David Goffin that took nine games to decide. In the victory, Zeballos won 71 percent of his first serve points and 47 percent of his second serve points. Zeballos continues his deepest grand slam run by far after Goffin was forced to retire in the middle of the first set. Zeballos has yet to lose a set this tournament and has been broken five times in just under seven full sets played. Given his lack of grand slam success, the 32-year-old Zeballos has to feel like he's playing with house money. Zeballos hopes to make his first career grand slam quarterfinal. Zeballos has won six of his last eight matches on clay court.
This will be the first time these two meet on the tennis court.
Thiem is simply playing too well right now to bet against, as he's hitting his winners and getting a high number of his first serves in play. Zeballos has never been on this kind of stage before and you have to wonder when the clock will strike midnight. Given his current form, Thiem should have little trouble in this match.
I like Thiem in three or four sets.