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As the French Open 2023 enters its crucial stages, the fourth-round clash between Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev emerges as a must-watch encounter on June 5th. The hallowed grounds of Stade Roland-Garros are set to witness a clash of contrasting personalities and tennis prowess as these two heavyweights meet to regain their lost highs. Read our ATP French Open predictions in this article.
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Grigor Dimitrov vs Alexander Zverev – Match Predictions
Over 37.5 Games
With Dimitrov’s flawless performance in the French Open so far, not dropping a single set, and Zverev’s exceptional run with only one set conceded, their upcoming match is expected to be a long duel that should produce over 37.5 games. Dimitrov’s recent victories against Altmaier, Ruusuvuori, and Skatov were relatively straightforward and resulted in fewer than 37.5 games played. However, Zverev’s recent duel with Tiafoe lasted a grueling 3 hours and 45 minutes, encompassing 42 games. The German’s matches against Alex Molcan and Lloyd Harris were shorter, they also ended with fewer games than the threshold. With both players showcasing their top form and providing tennis clinics, their highly anticipated clash is set to be a fiercely contested battle, likely resulting in a long and captivating duel that surpasses the 37.5 game mark.
3-1 to Alexander Zverev
While the Bulgarian has been in outstanding form at the French Open, not dropping a single set and displaying his prowess on the red clay, Zverev has also been impressive, dropping only one set thus far. Dimitrov’s recent victory over Altmaier showcased his efficiency, while Zverev’s battles with Tiafoe, Molcan, and Harris displayed his resilience and ability to compete. Considering their previous encounters, where Zverev emerged victorious three out of four times, it is likely that he will continue his winning streak and secure a 3-1 victory in this highly anticipated match.
Grigor Dimitrov vs Alexander Zverev Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the French Open.
The Bulgarian tennis maestro has enjoyed a notable resurgence in the 2023 season, showcasing his talent and resilience. After a challenging 2022/23 campaign marred by injuries, his fortunes changed upon stepping onto the red clay. Throughout the season, He went past the first round in Monte Carlo Masters, Barcelona Open, Madrid Masters, and Italian Open, but did not go far ahead. As he set his sights on the French Open, Dimitrov gained valuable momentum by reaching the final in Geneva. The loss to Nicolas Jarry was devastating but it has had a positive impact on his performances, remaining undefeated in sets and delivering commanding straight-set victories.
The talented German has faced a challenging 2023 season thus far, struggling to find his best form. While his performances on clay have not reached his established standards, Zverev displayed glimpses of his true potential. Apart from a notable semi-final appearance in ATP Geneva, Zverev failed to progress beyond the third round in tournaments such as the Monte Carlo Masters, Madrid Masters, and Italian Open, in addition to an early exit in the Munich Open. The French Open has seen Zverev rally and deliver his best tennis, dropping only a single set en route to this highly anticipated fourth-round clash.
Grigor Dimitrov vs Alexander Zverev Head to Head
Duels between Dimitrov and Zverev have gone in one direction, in favour of the German star. The Bulgarian won their first interaction back in October 2014 but has been on the losing end of their preceding three encounters.
- 04/11/21 Alexander Zverev won 2-1 (Paris, Indoor Hard)
- 09/05/16 Alexander Zverev won 2-0 (Rome Masters, Clay)
- 13/03/16 Alexander Zverev won 2-1 (Indian Wells, Hard)
- 22/10/14 Alexander Zverev won 2-1 (Basel, Indoor Hard)
Grigor Dimitrov vs Alexander Zverev Match Details
- When will this match start? The start time for this match is scheduled for 10:00 GMT on 05 June.
- What is the prize money for Roland Garros in 2023? Roland Garros offers a substantial total prize money of €43.9 million.
- Who are the top seeds of the French Open? At the French Open, the men’s singles event sees Carlos Alcaraz as the top seed.
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