Alexander Zverev vs Miomir Kecmanovic - 2020 Paris Masters Second Round
Tuesday November 4th, 2020 / 10:00am EST
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Fourth seeded German Alexander Zverev faces Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia in the Second Round of the 2020 Paris Open. The match will take place on Wednesday November 4th, 2020 at approximately 10:00am EST. Kecmanovic leads the head to head by one match to zero, winning in Cincinnati last year. Will be able to cause an upset here over the in-form Zverev?
Alexander Zverev arrives in Paris in great form. After reaching (and narrowly losing) his first Grand Slam Final at the 2020 US Open, he won back to back titles at home in Cologne. His big serve and unique ability to play elite offense of defense will be very effective on this fast indoor hard court surface. One area of concern is the recent controversy surrounding him which has been all over the news and social media lately. It remains to be seen if this will have a negative effect on his tennis and if he will be able to focus enough to get through this match unscathed.
Miomir Kecmanovic is currently ranked #42 in the world and has had mixed results this season. He was very impressive earlier on, winning the title on clay in Kitzbuhel, but since then he has only won two of his last five matches, and enters Paris in poor form. He had a great win in the First Round over Astana Open title winner John Millman and will be bursting with confidence here, also knowing that he won their only previous meeting. He is one of the top youngsters on the tour and is tipped for big things in the future. He is extremely consistent from the baseline and this can be difficult for Zverev if his off-court issues are on his mind here.
I expect Alexander Zverev to win this match. He surely will be bothered by all the controversy but he is simply the better player and is on an eight match indoor winning streak. Kecmanovic is definitely one for the future but this task is too great for him here. Alexander Zverev to advance to the Round of 16.