The ATP Bett1Hulks Championships are set to feature Alexander Zverev and Adrian Mannarino in their hard-courts in Cologne. While Germany’s Zverev is ranked 7 in the world, the Frenchman stands firm at 41 in the charts.
Sascha is looking to get back-to-back titles. In this vein, he stated, “My season’s just begun,” last week. The duo is aiming to add this title to their mantle as only a handful of tournaments are left this season.
- Fixture: Alexander Zverev vs Adrian Mannarino
- Date: 23rd October 2020
- Tournament: Bett1Hulks Championship
- Round: Quarter-final
- Venue: Cologne, Germany
- Category: ATP World Tour 250 Series
- Surface: Hard-Court
- Prize Money: €271,345
Alexander Zverev vs Adrian Mannarino: Match Preview
The Former World No.3 Alexander Zverev had his deepest run at a Grand Slam event this year. The 23-year-old reached the finals of the U.S Open and the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 2020. At both these tournaments, he was ousted by pal, Dominic Thiem. The German also lifted the title at Bett1Hulks Indoors last week. The first seed here, he defeated John Millman 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 in the round of 16 match.
Mannarino’s most successful run came about in the Challenger Monterrey event this year. He lifted the title after facing first-round defeats in Delray Beach Open and Australian Open. The 32-yr-old went to reach the third round at the French Open as well. The 8th seed here, he had straight-sets wins in his first and second-round matches. He vanquished Miomir Kecmanovic 6-3, 6-3 to set up a clash against Zverev.
Alexander Zverev vs Adrian Mannarino: Head-to-Head
This duo have clashed against each other three times in their careers. Having won all these meetings, Alexander Zverev leads this head-to-head 3-0.
Their last battle came about earlier this year at the U.S Open. Zverev won the match 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the round of 32.
Alexander Zverev vs Adrian Mannarino: Match Prediction
The past stats favour Alexander Zverev over Adrian Mannarino. Sascha is fresh off his first win of the year, and he’ll be looking to back it up this week. He also seems to be in a focused mindset, which will be very hard for Mannarino to deter.
Match Prediction: Alexander Zverev wins in 3 sets.