Alexander Zverev vs Thiago Monteiro Prediction and Odds: Bastad Open 2023

After needing a deciding set to overcome Alex Molcan, Alexander Zverev turns his attention towards Thiago Monteiro. It will be interesting how the German ace comes out in this meeting after being hit with a fresh spate of assault allegations by a former partner.

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Alexander Zverev vs Thiago Monteiro – Match Predictions

Over 20.5 Games

Neither Zverev nor Monteiro impressed in their first-round wins. They profited from their rivals’ poor form and were lucky to have just a bit better day than them. While their previous meeting finished 6-1 and 7-5 in favour of Zverev, we are expecting a much longer duel this time around. Add in Zverev’s off-court troubles and Monteiro will get a chance to hurt him on the red surface.

2-1 to Alexander Zverev

Molcan stretched Zverev as much as he could but the Serbian could not sustain the pressure. The German showed nerves of steel against him to progress to the second round. His physical fitness would have been dented by the sexual assault claims and Zverev might not have the correct mindset to approach this game. The German claimed a straight-set victory over Monteiro the last time they met but the Brazilian can force the match into extra time after his own resilient outing against Daniel Elahi Galan. Given the circumstances, we expect Zverev to take his time to get going but should have enough in the tank to claim a 2-1 victory.

Alexander Zverev vs Thiago Monteiro Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Bastad Open.

Alexander Zverev

After a dominant performance in the French Open, where he reached the semi-finals, he impressed on the green surface. The German reached the third round on grass at Wimbledon and now returns his attention towards clay court adventures. In his first outing against Molcan, he struggled a bit with inefficiency during the second set and lost his serve twice in the deciding set. However, he did not let it bother him and forced his way against the Serbian. With fresh sexual allegations levied on him and still nibbling to full fitness after his injury break, it will be interesting how he shows up in the second round.

Thiago Monteiro

The Brazilian has shown resilience and determination in his recent performances. In the first round of the Bastad Open, he displayed great fighting spirit by coming back from a set down to secure a crucial victory against Galan. Prior to this win, Monteiro had experienced demoralizing losses at the Challenger level, making this triumph at a higher level all the more significant. Despite not having won two consecutive main tour matches since February 2023, Monteiro’s recent form and determination could prove to be challenging for his second-round opponent, who is embroiled in his own problems on and off the court.

Alexander Zverev vs Thiago Monteiro Head to Head

This is the second meeting between Zverev and Monteiro on the ATP tour, with the German claiming bragging rights in their Davis Cup meeting last year.

  • 05/03/22 Alexander Zverev won 2-0 (DC, Hard)

Alexander Zverev vs Thiago Monteiro Match Details

Bastad Open
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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 13:00 GMT on 20 July.
  • What was Alexander Zverev’s last result? The German defeated Alex Molcan 2-1 in Bastad Open first round.
  • What was Thiago Monteiro’s last result? Monteiro registered a come-from-behind 2-1 victory against Daniel Elahi Galan.

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