Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs. Alexander Zverev - 2020 US Open Fourth Round
Sunday, September 6 2020
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Alexander Zverev meets Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the Round of 16 of the 2020 US Open, will it be the German or the Spaniard to book themselves into the quarterfinals on Sunday?
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina impressed a lot in 2019 by putting on solid performances and coming out as one of the NextGen stars at the NextGen finals. Fokina is a very solid clay court player who is having a very good US Open campaign this year, having won all 3 of his matches. Fokina came through an extremely tight 5 set match against Denis Novak in the first round and then has cruised in his next two matches with ease. Fokina now faces his toughest test facing Alexander Zverev. Will Fokina be able to withstand the pressure of potentially making it to the quarterfinals of the US Open, or will he utilise his incredible court movement to take on the big serving German?
Alexander Zverev has been superb here at the US Open, winning all 3 of his matches in 4 sets. Zverev has seemed on top of his serve this week which is an incredibly good sign. Zverev seems to be able to control his service games and even if he chucks in a double fault here and there, he composes himself and ensures he holds his serve. Zverev will be determined to go far this year, potentially reaching the semifinals and the final if he plays at his absolute best. Zverev is dangerous here this week and he will look to end this match quickly.
This will be the first meeting between both players and unfortunately for Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, this is going to be a Zverev masterclass. Fokina does not have the experience and the game to beat Zverev, and I am sure that the occasion of playing in the fourth round of the US Open will overwhelm him. Zverev on the other hand knows he is expected to be here day in and day out with his incredible game and potential. I expect Zverev to come out, and unlike his prior matches, win this in straight sets.