The U.S Open 2020 runner-up Alexander Zverev will play his first match at the Bett1Hulk Indoors since his loss at the French Open 2020. He will lock horns with Spain’s Fernando Verdasco in this round of 16 match-ups who defeated Andy Murray in his previous match.
This is the first edition of the Bett1Hulk Indoors. It usually came out of the wreck that the pandemic caused, leading to the cancelling of multiple other events.
- Fixture: Alexander Zverev vs Fernando Verdasco
- Tournament: Bett1Hulks Indoors
- Round: 2nd Round
- Venue: Cologne, Germany
- Category: ATP 250 tournament
- Surface: Indoor Hard-court
Alexander Zverev vs Fernando Verdasco: Match Preview
Germany’s Alexander Zverev has had a good run this year, especially at the Grand Slam events. Zverev reached the U.S Open finals this year. He has reached thus far in a Grand Slam event for the first time in his career. Earlier this year, the German also managed to make it to the semi-finals of the Australian Open.
Fernando Verdasco has suffered some early-round exits this year. He has defeated Former World No.1 Andy Murray in his first round in Cologne though. This gives the Spaniard the momentum that he needs.
Alexander Zverev vs Fernando Verdasco: Head-to-Head
The duo have clashed against each other on 5 occasions. Zverev leads this head-to-head 3-2. In their last meeting at the Australian Open 2020, he defeated Verdasco in straight sets. Zverev got this victory with the scoreline of 6-2, 6-2, 6-4.
Verdasco will be looking to level up with Zverev and defeat him third time. This will be their third meeting in an indoor-hard court.
Alexander Zverev vs Fernando Verdasco: Match Prediction
The first seed of the tournament, Zverev will be able to vanquish World No. 62 Verdasco. Given his current form and the previous matches of the duo, the Spaniard will have to try to assert his dominance from the first point of the match.
Verdasco’s experience can’t be ignored however. He has could use the tactics which worked against Zverev and this will make this an exciting match.
Match Prediction: Zverev wins the match in 3 sets.