The seventh ranked Alexander Zverev of Germany faces rising Italian teenager Jannik Sinner in the fourth round of the 2020 French Open on Sunday, October 4. The exact match timing is yet to be determined. Get the live streaming options of this Alexander Zverev v Jannik Sinner match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Alexander Zverev v Jannik Sinner Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between the two players on the tour.
Back-To-Back Second Week at Majors For Zverev
Alexander Zverev has always been the Next Gen star with plenty of promise, but for the last couple seasons has not quite managed to live up to this tag in the majors. The year end ATP finals saw him making the semi-finals and that was followed by another semi-final performance at the Australian Open and a close miss to Dominic Thiem in the US Open final three weeks ago.
With a relatively comfortable draw at the French Open until the quarter-finals, where he is scheduled to meet the ‘King of Clay’ Rafa Nadal, Zverev was expected to coast through week one. While that was the case for the most part in his opener against Denis Novak, with a seamless straight sets win, he was in for an epic tussle in the next round against Pierre-Hugues Herbert. In a back and forth encounter that saw momentum swings, multiple breaks of serve and neither player letting go or seizing opportunities, the match went to the decider, which Zverev finally won 6-4.
The German seems to have got into the habit of playing five-setters against opponents he should be winning comfortably against, but managing to come back from the jaws of defeat to seal victories.
Up against 2018 French Open semi-finalist Marco Cecchinato in the third round, Zverev was off to a quick start winning the first set 6-1. The Italian Cecchinato fought back and broke in the second and was serving for the set at 5-4, before Zverev broke twice in succession to take the set 7-5. A more routine 6-3 final set followed and the number six seed set up a fourth round encounter with in-form Italian teenager Jannik Sinner for the middle Sunday.
Sinner Maturing & Performing At Lightning Speed
Italy’s teen sensation Jannik Sinner has been on an impressive run since the European Open semi-finals in Antwerp almost a year back. Winner the ATP Next Gen Finals at Milan, making the quarterfinals in Rotterdam this February and defeating Benoit Paire and Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Rome Masters two weeks ago have all been impressive results.
He kick-started his first ever French Open with a surprise win over 11th seed David Goffin in the first round on Sunday,where it took him an hour and 59 minutes to win 7-5, 6-0, 6-3. It was the 19-year-old’s second career win over the Belgian, ranked 13th in the world.
Up against Federico Coria in the third round, Sinner was pushed by his opponent in each set, but on every occasion that he dropped serve, he came right back to break eventually winning the match in straight sets 6-3, 7-5, 7-5.
This is Sinner’s best-ever Grand Slam showing. He reached the second round of the Australian Open earlier this year before being beaten by Marton Fucsovics.
Zverev v Sinner Prediction and Tip
This promises to be an exciting match between two players in good form. Although Zverev is considerably more established on the tour, Sinner has been in good touch and performed in an exceptionally mature manner over a very short period of time. With clinical wins on clay like the opener here against Goffin, he will be no pushover, but expect the more experienced, and gritty Zverev to win in four sets.
Tip: Zverev to win in four sets: 3/1 (bet365)