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Alexander Zverev v Tennys Sandgren Head to Head
Zverev leads the head-to-head 1-0, winning a close straight-sets match between the pair before this in Washington in 2017.
Zverev Downs Dutch Debutant Griekspoor
Alexander Zverev produced an assured performance against the Dutch qualifier Tallon Griekspoor on a second soggy day at SW19 to book his spot in the second round of the Wimbledon Championships.
The German served strongly and superbly throughout his dominant 6-3 6-4 6-1 win under the roof on Court 1. Zverev smashed a flurry of aces (20 to be precise) in the one-hour and 29-minute contest. His ratio of 35 winners to 18 unforced errors was a substantial improvement to his customary struggles in the first round of Grand Slam matches.
But despite the scoreline sounding as straightforward as it is, Zverev faced an early wobble in the match in which he had to fend off two break points in the opening game of the match. However, his mix of power and accurate hitting from the baseline closed Griekspoor’s window of opportunity and he proceeded to take a 5-1 lead.
Zverev did not look back despite the Dutchman’s best efforts to resurrect himself in the set. The World No. 6 was in the driver’s seat once he closed the first set, and when the roof was closed at the start of the second set, Griekspoor had run his time.
Zverev broke serve five more times in sets two and three to confirm his progress which was devoid of any drama.
Sandgren Knocks Out Gombos
In a power-hitting first-round match on Court 7, American Tennys Sandgren landed the telling blows en route to a 6-4 6-7 6-1 6-3 over 30-year-old Slovak Norbert Gombos in over two and half hours.
Both players smashed 10 aces apiece, both won over 70% of first-serve points (Sandgren won 83%), and both fired over 30 winners. But the biggest difference-maker was the American’s breakpoint conversion.
The former University of Tennessee graduate converted five out of 13 break points he fashioned, while Gombos did not manage to threaten Sandgren’s serve, failing to conjure up a single breakpoint in the whole match.
The second set which was won by the Slovak in a tiebreak only meant to spur Sandgren to recalibrate his shots and refocus for the remaining part of the match, which he did in style.
Sandgren, ranked No. 68 in the world rankings, reached the second week of Wimbledon in 2019 before losing to Sam Querrey. But his route this time is burdened with the fourth seed Alexander Zverev. Will the American produce the upset of the round?
Zverev v Sandgren Prediction and Tip
Zverev is a whopping 1/12 to get the win, while Sandgren is a distant 7/1 to record an upset. The German produced a serving masterclass in beating Griekspoor, while Sandgren looked excellent in his four-set win over Gombos. We fancy the German to make it into the third round, but we are looking at the games market here.