Alexander Zverev vs. Fabio Fognini
|Date & Time||Monday June 3, 2019, 6:30 AM (EDT)|
Roland Garros Stadium
F. Fognini +100 / A. Zverev -125
German tennis superstar, Alexander Zverev has made it into the fourth round of the 2019 ATP French Open at Roland Garros. At this stage of the tournament, Alexander Zverev will play against Fabio Fognini from Italy.
Alexander Zverev had to battle for 5 sets during his previous match. Zverev started the contest with great strength as he won the opening 2 sets but the German lost his way which resulted in him losing the third and fourth sets. Zverev was back to his best in the final set which he won 6-2. During the victory, Alexander Zverev impressed with his receiving. Zverev won 42% of his receiving points which allowed him to break his opponent’s serve on 8 occasions. The serving was not exceptional by Zverev as he lost 7 service games but this should not be a massive area of concern as the German is a very strong server.
On the other side of the coin, Fabio Fognini enters this match having won his previous contest in 4 sets. Similar to Zverev, Fognini returned serve exceptionally well as the Italian superstar won 43% of his receiving points which led him to win 8 return games. It has been a very strong few months for Fabio Fognini as he recently won the Monte Carlo Masters. The win in Monte Carlo seems to have given Fognini great confidence which is evident in his current form.
Alexander Zverev and Fabio Fognini have played each other 3 times in the past. Zverev has won on 2 occasions which Fognini has won once. The most recent match between these two players was at the Monte Carlo Masters where Fabio Fognini defeated Alexander Zverev in straight sets. The head-to-head between Zverev and Fognini on clay is 1-1.
Taking everything into consideration for this match, I see Alexander Zverev winning. While Fabio Fognini has been in incredible form, the Italian seems to always be playing at a level below Zverev. While Fognini did defeat Zverev in Monte Carlo, that win should not count for much since the German was not at his best during that tournament. Since the Geneva Open, Zverev seems to be back in good form and I see him being too strong for Fabio Fognini in this match.