Alexander Zverev of Germany will take on Filip Krajinovic of Serbia in the first round of the 2021 Vienna Open on Monday, October 25. Get the live streaming options of this Alexander Zverev v Filip Krajinovic match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Alexander Zverev v Filip Krajinovic Head to Head
Zverev and Krajinovic have featured in just one career head-to-head meeting till date. They met in the quarter-final of the 2019 clay-court event in Hamburg, with the German winning in three sets.
Zverev Eyes 18th Career Title in Vienna
After lifting his 17th career Tour tittle at the Cincinnati Masters, Zverev yet again came close to opening his Grand Slam trophy account but fell agonizingly short.
The current World No.4 came undone in five sets against World No.1 and 20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic in the semifinal this year, a match short of the runner-up finish that he recorded last year.
Though the accomplishments this season has been short of his standards, the German still has four titles against his name already this year. Add to that his role in taking Team Europe to another win over Team World in the Laver Cup and you would say it’s been a season worth looking back on years after he plays his last tennis match..
However, on the personal front, the German would regret the missed opportunities to add to his titles this year. One such opportunity came and went at the prestigious Indian Wells Masters as Zverev, coming into the event as one of the title favorites, crashed to a defeat against rising American Taylor Fritz in the quarter-finals.
With wins over young Jenson Brooksby and seasoned pros Andy Murray and Gael Monfils, the 6’6″ German looked to be on course to winning his 18th career title till Fritz crashed his Indian Wells party with a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) upset victory.
Zverev would be hoping to rise from the disappointment at Indian Wells and gun for the prize as he launches his Vienna Open campaign against Serbian Filip Krajinovic on Monday.
He holds a 1-0 head-to-head lead over the Serb and even on current form, he should fancy going past Krajinovic without much trouble. However, stranger things have happened in this game.
Krajinovic Seeks Revival Road in Austrian Capital
After recording a semifinal finish at the Sofia Open, Krajinovic fell to reigning US Open champion Daniil Medvedev in the second round at the Indian Wells Masters and followed it up with an embarrassing first-round defeat to Spaniard Pedro Martinez at the Kremlin Cup.
Hence, one dares say that there isn’t much expectation riding on him as he faces a daunting Vienna opener against reigning Cincinnati and Madrid champion Alexander Zverev on Monday.
For someone who has a win/loss record of 18/18 so far this season, getting the better of the in-form German seems inconceivable. However, the 37th-ranked Serbian did come close to lifting his maiden career Tour title in Germany this year and claimed one of his biggest career scalps in the form of Stefanos Tsitsipas on the way to reaching the German Open final and is quite capable of taking down the top stars on his day.
Zverev v Krajinovic Prediction and Tip
Current form, ranking and head-to-head record should make this a lopsided affair in favor of Zverev. However, Krajinovic, while an underdog going into this first-round clash, will have the motivation of adding to his career scalps by taking down the lanky German.