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Alexander Zverev vs Novak Djokovic prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

Alexander Zverev vs Novak Djokovic prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

Novak Djokovic has been clinical at the Western & Southern Open so far. But he now faces Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals. Will the Serb keep his formidable form going or will the German cause an upset? Find out below.

Our favourite Alexander Zverev vs Novak Djokovic predictions

This is the 12th time that Zverev will face Djokovic, and they’ve had some classic battles in the past. On that note, my tennis predictions today, as shown below, should help give you an insight as to which way this match could go.

Over 21.5 games @ 4/5 (1.80)

When taking a look back at the results between these two guys, it’s usually a tight contest. And based on how Zverev has been playing at the Western & Southern Open, he is certainly hitting the ball well enough to cause issues for Djokovic. After all, he has taken out Dimitrov and Medvedev en route to the semis, which is impressive.

Zverev to win a set – yes @ 1/1 (2.00)

Novak Djokovic has yet to drop a set at the Cincinnati Open, which might seem troublesome for Zverev fans. But don’t forget – Zverev has taken at least a set, if not won the match, in all five of their most recent meetings. To make things even more promising for this market, four of those last five matches were played on outdoor hard courts.

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.

Djokovic looking to reverse the result of his last match with Zverev

Above, you’ve learned what the most appropriate ATP Cincinnati Open predictions are for this match. Yet we’ve yet to take a closer look at each guy, so let me provide a brief preview now.

Alexander Zverev preview

You’ve got to admire Alexander Zverev. He has fought through an awful injury sustained in 2022, and after an understandably slow start to the year, he is now finding his best tennis. This is exciting given that the US Open is right around the corner. Adding to that, his performance to take out the number 3 seed, Daniil Medvedev, was seriously impressive. 

Novak Djokovic preview

Although Zverev has been solid at the Western & Southern Open, Novak Djokovic has been absolutely ruthless. He has dispatched every guy in his path so far, and the list of victims includes Gael Monfils, Taylor Fritz, as well as Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. And as he marches ahead into this semi-final clash, he is pursuing the number 1 ranking, so he has an added incentive to go out there and perform at his absolute best.

Zverev vs Djokovic head to head

The head to head for these guys is actually pretty interesting. Alexander Zverev has caused Djokovic problems in the past, and he has beaten him four times. However, it’s still Djokovic that has the lead with a 7-4 head-to-head record against the German. 

Key match details

Djokovic Western & Southern Open

  • Match Schedule – August 19th, 23:15 GMT
  • Venue – Cincinnati, USA
  • Viewing Options – Amazon Prime


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