Alexander Zverev vs. Diego Schwartzman - 2020 Cologne Championships Final
Sunday October 25th, 2020 / 2:30pm EST
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A highly anticipated Final awaits us at the 2020 Cologne Championships. Top seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany faces second seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina and the match will take place on Sunday October 25th, 2020 at 2:30pm EST. The seedings have been true to form at this tournament and this is a Final between two of the hottest players in the world at the moment. Who will win and claim the title?
Alexander Zverev has had an outstanding 2020, highlighted by his maiden Grand Slam Final at the US Open. He struggled with his focus early on in the tournament, losing sets against Lloyd Harris and John Millman that he shouldn't have. He has been dominant at times, serving extremely well. This will be his toughest test so far in this tournament however, and it is unlikely that an elite player like the Argentina will let him back into the match after a mental lapse. He has the power to dominate the Argentine but it remains to be seen if he will be frustrated by Schwartzman's speed and fighting spirit. Zverev is an elite defender and also has a very good attacking game. When he is on form he is one of the best players in the world and will be hoping to win back to back titles here in Cologne.
Diego Schwartzman has been in fantastic form since the ATP Tour restarted. He finally reached the top 10 in the rankings after being close for so long, and has had outstanding wins over Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem to name a few. He has long been considered a "retriever", using his elite consistency and speed to win matches. He has added an attacking element to his game and has been dominant for the past few tournaments. If there is one weakness in his game it is his serve, but he makes up for that by creating numerous break chances when receiving. The Argentine had a hard fought win over Felix Auger-Aliassime in the Semi-Finals and will be bursting with confidence heading into this Final. He leads the head to head 2 games to 1 and will be backing himself to win the title. He has added incentive to win as he is battling for a place in the ATP Finals.
I am going to pick Alexander Zverev to win this match. It will almost certainly be an intense battle, most likely going to three sets. Zverev just has that extra gear that Schwartzman doesn't and if he is able to keep his focus throughout the match he will be able to scrape the win out here.