2018 Champion Alexander Zverev will take on Matteo Berrettini in the Final of the Madrid Masters 2021. Zverev is ranked 6th in the world while Berrettini is the World No.10.
- Tournament: ATP Madrid Open 2021
- Match: Alexander Zverev vs Matteo Berrettini
- Round: Final
- Date: 9th May 2021
- Prize Money: $390,798
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Alexander Zverev vs Matteo Berrettini: Preview
World No.6 Alexander Zverev has been in sublime form this week. He hasn’t dropped a set yet in the tournament so far has defeated the likes of Kei Nishikori, Evans, Thiem and Nadal pretty convincingly.
He knocked the ‘King of Clay’ Rafael Nadal out in the quarter-final on Friday in straight sets and then defeated third seed Dominic Thiem in the semi-final 6-3,6-4 in 1 hr 37mins winning 68/126 points the duo contested for.
As for his opponent Matteo Berrettini, this will be his Masters 1000 Final. The eighth seed Italian has been on a role since his Serbia Open triumph a few weeks back. He is on a 8 match winning streak and would want to make it 9.
In the semi-finals, he defeated in form Casper Ruud in straight sets 6-4,6-4. The match was contested under lights and Berrettini was as convincing as ever. He broke Ruud twice in the match to wrap up the match.
Alexander Zverev vs Matteo Berrettini: Head-to-Head
This will be the 4th meeting between the duo. Zverev leads the H2H 2-1. Although they are tied on Clay with one win each, when they met at Rome Masters in 2018 and 2019.
Alexander Zverev vs Matteo Berrettini: Prediction
Before the start of the tournament, nobody expected that these two stallions would contest the final. As we still can’t predict the winner given their impressive form. Zverev has had some serious big results and would fancy his chances for another Masters 1000 title.
The Italian, with some luck of the draw has reached his first Masters final. He is coming off with a title in his name at Belgrade and has a real chance of making it two in a row. But Zverev won’t make things easy for him. Expect a thrilling match under lights, with Zverev coming out the winner.
Prediction: Zverev to win in three sets.