Sixth seed Alexander Zverev of Germany will take on Serbia’s Laslo Djere in the third round of the 2021 French Open on Friday, June 4. Get the live streaming options of this Alexander Zverev v Laslo Djere match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Alexander Zverev v Laslo Djere Head to Head
Zverev won their only previous match, which was played in Acapulco earlier this year. The German won the Round of 16 contest 6-4, 6-3.
Zverev Holds Off Gutsy Qualifier
World No. 6 Alexander Zverev didn’t have to make a heroic comeback this time around, but he was still given a tough fight by Russian qualifier Roman Safiullin, before he sealed a third-round spot with a straight sets win on Wednesday.
Zverev, who fought back from two sets down to beat fellow German Oscar Otte in the first round, needed two hours and 27 minutes to dispatch Safiullin 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 7-6 (7-1).
Rattled at times by his 10 double faults and 33 unforced errors during the second-round contest, Zverev tightened his game as the match progressed and had to come back from a break down in the second and third sets to hold off the gutsy Russian.
Overall, Zverev won four of nine break points and could save only one of the four he faced in the contest. The German also struck 15 aces and hit 41 winners against his opponent’s 6 aces and 32 winners.
The win improved the 15-time ATP winner to 20-8 this year, which also includes two title successes.
The 2020 U.S. Open finalist, who lost in the quarterfinals of the 2021 Australian Open to Novak Djokovic, defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the ATP 500 at Acapulco and then defeated Matteo Berrettini last month to win his fourth Masters title and a second in Madrid.
The 24-year-old had defeated Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem on his way to the final in Madrid.
Djere Overturns Two-Set Deficit to Win
Meeting Zverev in the third round will be Serbia’s Laslo Djere, who made a remarkable recovery after losing the first two sets to beat compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic in the second round on Wednesday.
Djere, who had needed four hours and 27 minutes to beat France’s Corentin Moutet in the first round, dug deep in the second round as well, as he knocked out the World No. 48, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in three hours and 31 minutes.
Djere’s draining first-round battle had seen him beat Moutet with a scoreline of 6-3, 6-7 (10-12), 7-6 (7-2), 7-5.
Wednesday’s win means the World No. 55 is now 13-12 in 2021. The 25-year-old, who won titles in Rio in 2019 and Sardinia in 2020, reached a third career final at Cagliari this year, but couldn’t maintain a perfect finals record, going down to Lorenzo Sonego in a three-set final.
Djere has reached the third round of the French Open only once before, when he fell to Kei Nishikori in a dramatic five-setter in 2019.
Zverev v Djere Prediction and Tip
Zverev is 11-3 on clay this year; while Djere is 11-7, having reached the quarterfinals in Buenos Aires, Santiago and Geneva in addition to the runner-up finish in Cagliari. But Zverev’s wins have come against top opponents and he is also seen as a contender in Paris.
Expect a close contest between the two battle-hardened players who are coming through two draining rounds. However, Zverev will be the favourite to advance.