Alexander Zverev vs. Laslo Djere - 2021 Acapulco Open Round of 16
Wednesday March 17th, 2021 / 9:20pm EST
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Second seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany faces Lasjo Djere of Serbia in the Round of 16 at the 2021 Acapulco Open in Mexico. The match is scheduled to be played on Wednesday March 17th, 2021 at 9:20pm EST.
Who will advance to the Quarter-Final here at the 2021 Acapulco Open? Can the unseeded Serbian cause the shocking upset? Or will Alexander Zverev continue to build on his strong start to the 2021 Season?
Alexander Zverev is currently ranked #7 in the world, and has started the year strongly, with some very consistent results. While he has been consistent, he will be disapointed to not yet have won a title and will definitely be gunning for it here. The German star was impressive in his First Round win over the young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, dominating from start to finish and claiming a 6-3, 6-1 win. After a surprising Opening Round loss in Rotterdam last week, Zverev seems fully focused and ready to get his season back on track. He enters this match as the huge favorite over opponent Laslo Djere of Serbia and will be supremely confident of getting the win here.
Laslo Djere is currently ranked #54 in the world, but has been as high as #27 just a few years ago. Like Zverev, he has had a relatively strong start to the 2021 season, however all of his best results have come on clay. It remains to be seen how quickly he can transition to the hard courts. Despite this, he seemed to be in good form in his First Round win over American Steve Johnson, which would have done wonders for his confidence. He enters this match as the underdog and it will take a huge effort for him to be competitive here.
This match will have only one result, and that is a straight-sets win for Alexander Zverev. He seems very confident and is striking the ball very well here. It is very unlikely that Laslo Djere will have the tools to trouble the tall german here, and Zverev should cruise to victory. Alexander Zverev to win and advance to the Quarter-Final here at the 2021 Acapulco Open.