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A place in the Chengdu Open final is at stake as Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov draw swords at Center Court on Monday morning. Which of these players will be left standing at the end of this match?
Our favourite Alexander Zverev vs Grigor Dimitrov match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Alexander Zverev vs Grigor Dimitrov match predictions
- 2 Can Grigor Dimitrov improve his poor record against Alexander Zverev?
- 3 Key match details
As these players contend with each other for a final spot, these are our predictions and tips for this match
Alexander Zverev to win @ 4/7 (1.57)
We would like to point out that this will be the second encounter between these players this month. Grigor Dimitrov has four wins in his last five matches, and his only loss in that stretch came at the hands of Alexander Zverev. Interestingly, the Bulgarian player has struggled against Alexander Zverev in recent years; he has lost six in a row vs his German opponent. Taking everything into account, we are fairly confident that Alexander Zverev will advance to the final of this tournament.
Two total sets @ 11/20 (1.55)
To be fair, Alexander Zverev is coming off back-to-back two-setters. However, most of his matches in best-of-three events ended in minimum sets. In fact, 13 of Alexander Zverev’s last 16 matches outside of grand slams ended in two sets. This has also been the case with Grigor Dimitrov, as he’s coming off 12 consecutive two-setters in best-of-three tournaments. Considering Zverev surrendered just two sets in the last five skirmishes between these players, we believe that the winner of this match will take it in straight sets.
The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.
Can Grigor Dimitrov improve his poor record against Alexander Zverev?
Now that we’ve sorted out our Alexander Zverev vs Grigor Dimitrov predictions, let’s see how these players fared in the previous rounds of this competition.
Being the top seeded player in this tournament, Alexander Zverev didn’t participate in the first round. The German player faced Pavel Kotov and Miomir Kecmanovic in the previous two rounds, defeating both players in straight sets. Zverev will set his sights on a place in the final as he faces Grigor Dimitrov.
On the other hand, Grigor Dimitrov was the number 3 seed; and like today’s opponent, he received a first round bye. The 32 year old knocked out Juan Varillas and Christopher O’Connell in straight sets in the previous two rounds. Compared to these players however, Alexander Zverev will be a relatively bigger fish to fry. It’ll be fascinating to see how Dimitrov matches up against his German opponent.
Alexander Zverev vs Grigor Dimitrov head to head
This will be the eighth encounter between these players. Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov first met at the Basel Open nine years ago, and it was the Bulgarian who came out on top in three sets. However, Dimitrov hasn’t fared well against Zverev since then, as he has lost six consecutive skirmishes between these players. As it stands, Alexander Zverev has a 6-1 head to head record against Grigor Dimitrov.
Key match details
- Venue: Center Court.
- Time and date: Monday 25th September, not before 12:30 BST.
- Bookies’ favourite: Alexander Zverev.
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