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In the first round of the Hamburg Open, an intriguing clash awaits between two players with contrasting fortunes. Jan Choinski, the German-born Brit of Polish descent, arrives with a sense of relief after successfully breaking his streak of five unsuccessful qualifying campaigns on the main tour, while Zhang holds a negative win/loss record in 2023. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
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Jan Choinski vs Zhizhen Zhang – Match Predictions
Jan Choinski to Win
Based on recent form, Choinski appears to be the favourable contender to back in this upcoming match. He has showcased significant improvement and determination in his recent performances, overcoming rivals with grit in the Hamburg Open qualifiers, demonstrating his dominance by convincingly defeating Marvin Moeller and securing a hard-fought victory against the experienced Daniel Elahi Galan in a three-set match. On the other hand, Zhang arrives to break his three-match losing streak. He has given a good account of his abilities but struggled to get deliver the finishing blow, which has held him back.
2-1 to Jan Choinski
After his second-round outing at the All England Club, Choinski got back on the horse and made the rounds on the challenger circuit. In Braunschweig and Amsterdam, he reigster victories, while coasting past his rivals in the Hamburg qualifiers. Four of his seven-matches have seen a deciding set and Zhang will force it again in this duel. Had the Chinese ace been able to get over the line, he would have been preferred but it is his British rival who is claiming wins and we are backing him to earn a 2-1 victory.
Jan Choinski vs Zhizhen Zhang Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Hamburg Open.
Choinski had a strong qualifying campaign in Hamburg, where he broke his streak of five unsuccessful qualifying attempts on the main tour this year. The British ace displayed his dominance by defeating Marvin Moeller convincingly and then securing a hard-fought victory against the experienced Daniel Elahi Galan in a three-set match. These recent successes have boosted Choinski’s confidence as he enters the Hamburg Open. With a competitive edge and a renewed sense of confidence, Choinski is eager to showcase his skills and continue his positive momentum in the upcoming matches.
Zhang achieved a career-high ranking of #52 earlier this month but has also faced setbacks, suffering defeats in two matches that he could have won. Notably, during Wimbledon, Zhang endured a closely fought five-set battle against Botic Van De Zandschulp, securing the first set but unable to capitalize on the advantage. Similarly, in the Gstaad tournament, he squandered a set lead and a favourable position in the deciding set against eventual semifinalist Hamad Medjedovic. Earlier in the campaign, he created history by becoming the first player from China to reach the quarterfinals at the Masters level in Madrid.
Jan Choinski vs Zhizhen Zhang Head to Head
This is the first meeting between Jan Choinski and Zhizhen Zhang on the ATP tour. Their duel will answer some important questions about their fates, whether the Chinese ace can recapture the level of performance he displayed earlier on clay, or whether the towering Choinski is the formidable challenge everyone had slated him to be so many years ago.
Jan Choinski vs Zhizhen Zhang Match Details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 13:00 GMT on 25 July.
- What is the prize money for Hamburg Open 2023? The total prize money for Hamburg Open 2023 is €1,831,515.
- Where is the match being played? Hamburg Open has been played at Am Rothenbaum since 1924.
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