Monte Carlo Masters 2021: Alexander Zverev vs David Goffin–Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Fifth seed Alexander Zverev will square off against eleventh seed David Goffin in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters 2021.

95
Alexander Zverev and David Goffin
Alexander Zverev and David Goffin

Alexander Zverev will take on David Goffin in the Third round of the Monte Carlo Masters 2021. Zverev is currently the World no.7 on the ATP rankings and Goffin is the World no.15. 

Match Details

  • Tournament: ATP Monte Carlo Masters 1000
  • Match: Alexander Zverev vs David Goffin
  • Round: Third Round
  • Date: 15th April, 2021
  • Prize Money: $34,651
  • Venue: Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Surface: Clay Court

Alexander Zverev vs David Goffin: Match Preview

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

After a bye in the first round, Zverev ,the fifth seed, finally took the field in the second round, and his opponent was Lorenzo Sonego. Sonego was just coming off a trophy win and expectations were high from him. But Zverev just bullied him throughout the match. Hitting deep returns, and forcing Sonego to make returns which he wouldn’t have otherwise. Hitting Sonego with passing shots on both flanks. In the end Zverev won in straight sets, 6-3 6-3.

His opponent in the third round is David Goffin. Goffin started the tournament with a tough match against Marin Cilic. Goffin took the early set, but Cilic came back quickly to win the second set. The third set was one sided traffic as Goffin sealed the set and the match, 6-4 3-6 6-0. In the second round he had a comparatively easier match against Marco Cecchinato. The Italian has been in terrible form, and gave up the fight in two sets, losing 6-4 6-0. 

Alexander Zverev vs David Goffin: Head-to-Head

David Goffin
David Goffin

Zverev and Goffin have met thrice on the tour before. Zverev has won two of those matches and Goffin one, so Zverev leads the head to head 2-1. But, the last encounter between the pair was in Halle, a contest that Goffin won in  3-6 6-1 7-6. 

Alexander Zverev vs David Goffin: Prediction

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

Zverev and Goffin have met thrice before and no matter the surface, the matches have always gone to three sets. So this contest will be a tight one too. Both players have a trophy win this year. Zverev won in Acapulco and Goffin in Montpellier. Now it’s clay courts. Zverev will start the favourite in this third round encounter. 

Match Prediction: Alexander Zverev will beat David Goffin in three sets. 

Also Read: Monte Carlo Masters 2021: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Cristian Garin – Preview, Head to Head and Prediction