Alexander Zverev vs Grigor Dimitrov prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

Two former Cincinnati Open champions will collide in the opening round this year. Both Zverev and Dimitrov had many ups and downs this season, which makes this match even more interesting.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Alexander Zverev vs Grigor Dimitrov – match predictions

Zverev absolutely dominated Dimitrov when the two met at the Roland Garros earlier this year. Now playing on hard surface, the difference between them may not be that big which will bring us a more interesting match.

Alexander Zverev to win

Zverev is still not on top of his form which was evident in Toronto. Still, he has shown that is on the right track to return to the Top 5 players on the tour. The German has defeated Dimitrov pretty easy earlier this season and he will have no troubles advancing to the next round.

Over 22.5 games

Four of the previous five matches between Zverev and Dimitrov went to the third set, and we can expect a tough battle once again. They both serve well and have won before in Cincinnati which will bring us an interesting macth that will go over 22.5 games.

Alexander Zverev vs Grigor Dimitrov preview

It is pretty unusual to see two former  Western & Southern Open champions play in the opening round of the tournament.

Alexander Zverev

The 2021 Cincinnati Open champion is 17th in the ATP rankings which is 12 spots advancement since the beginning of July. The German is 35-19 for the season and 7-8 on hard.

Last week, he lost in the second round in Toronto 6-1, 6-2 to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

Zverev won one title this season in his hometown of Hamburg.

Grigor Dimitrov

Dimitrov is 19th in the rankings and his career best is No. 3. The Bulgarian is 28-14 for the season and 7-5 on hard.

He reached the semfinals in Washington two seeks ago where he lost to Daniel Evans 6-3, 7-6.

Dimitrov has not won a single title since he won in Cincinnati in 2017. His best result this season was the final in Geneve where he lost to Nicolas Jarry.

Alexander Zverev vs Grigor Dimitrov head to head

Zverev leads the head to head matchup against Dimitrov 4-1. Earlier this year, they faced in the round of 16 at the Rolland Garros, where Zverev won 6-1, 6-4, 6-3. In the round of 16 at the Paris Masters in 2021, the German won 7-6, 6-7, 6-3. In 2016, Zverev won twice against Dimitrov. In the first round in Rome it was 6-1, 6-4 and in the second round in Indian Wells – 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Dimitrov’s only win came in their first match ever, in the first round in Basel in 2014 when the Bulgarian won 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.

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Alexander Zverev vs Grigor Dimitrov match details

  • When will the match between Zverev vs Dimitrov be played? The match is scheduled for August 15.
  • Who is the favorite in the match between Zverev vs Dimitrov? Given the odds, Zverev is a major favorite to win this match.
  • What us Alexander Zverev’s best result at the Western & Southern Open? Zverev’s best result in Cincinnati is the 2021 title.

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