Alexander Zverev vs Denis Shapovalov Prediction and Odds: Halle Open 2023

The Owl Arena will play host to Alexander Zverev vs Denis Shapovalov on Wednesday, as both players set their sights on a place in the Halle Open quarter-final. Which of these players will reign supreme at the end of this match?

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

Alexander Zverev vs Denis Shapovalov – Match Predictions

With Zverev and Shapovalov eyeing a quarter-final spot, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Denis Shapovalov to Not Go Down in Straight Sets

It’s important to point out that Denis Shapovalov has dominated recent clashes between these players. Although the Canadian player trails the head-to-head between these two, he won three of his last four skirmishes with Alexander Zverev. Interestingly, Shapovalov did not suffer a straight sets loss in his last four meetings with Zverev. Taking everything into account, we believe the Canadian player will do just enough to win at least one set.

At Least 23 Total Games

While the 22.5 games line looks a little high for this match, it’s fair to point out that these players have met six times in best-of-three tournaments, and four of those featured 22 games or more. Given that two of the last three encounters between these players in best-of-three events ended in maximum sets, we are taking the over option for this match.

Alexander Zverev vs Denis Shapovalov Preview

Now that we’ve sorted out our Alexander Zverev vs Denis Shapovalov predictions, let’s see how these players have fared in recent weeks.

Alexander Zverev

After an impressive Roland Garros campaign, where he reached the semi-final, Alexander Zverev was scheduled to face former US Open champion Dominic Thiem in the first round of this tournament. The German player came up clutch, defeating his Austrian opponent in straight sets. Zverev will take on a player who has beaten him in three of their last four meetings; it’ll be interesting to see how he matches up against the Canadian.

Denis Shapovalov

On the other hand, Denis Shapovalov went up against Lloyd Harris in the first round of this competition. He held his own against the South African, saving four of four break points in a straight sets victory. Shapovalov will be eyeing his fourth win in five encounters with today’s opponent.

Alexander Zverev vs Denis Shapovalov Head to Head

Although these players will be meeting for the first time on grass courts today, they’ve squared off against each other a fair few times in the past few years. Including Laver Cup matches, Alexander Zverev and Denis Shapovalov have clashed on seven occasions, with the German player leading the head-to-head with four wins. However, it’s important to point out that Shapovalov won three of the last four skirmishes between these players. These are the results of the last five encounters between Zverev and Shapovalov:

  • 23/01/22 Shapovalov won 3-0 (Australian Open, Outdoor Hard)
  • 03/02/21 Zverev won 2-1 (ATP Cup, Outdoor Hard)
  • 07/01/20 Shapovalov won 2-0 (ATP Cup, Outdoor Hard)
  • 31/10/19 Shapovalov won 2-1 (Paris Masters, Indoor Hard)
  • 12/05/18 Zverev won 2-0 (Mutua Madrid Open, Clay)

Alexander Zverev vs Denis Shapovalov Match Details

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  • When will this match start? This match is scheduled for Wednesday 20th June, not before 16:30 BST.
  • On which court will this match be played? The Owl Arena will host Zverev vs Shapovalov.
  • Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? Alexander Zverev is favoured over his Canadian opponent.

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