Alexander Zverev and Diego Schwartzman will lock horns against each other in the first round of the 2023 China Open. The German is seeded eighth at the tournament and is coming on the back of an impressive run in Chengdu.
Alexander Zverev vs. Diego Schwartzman: Match Details
Zverev claimed the Chengdu Open title just a couple of days before his first round clash at the 2023 China Open. The German continues his good run in the second half of the season, claiming his second title of the season. Seeded eighth at the China Open, Zverev will certainly feel a bit of physical exhaustion, given the conditions and the tough week he has had in Chengdu. The 2020 US Open finalist has been delivering consistent results off-late, reaching the semifinals in Cincinnati, followed by a quarterfinal run at the 2023 US Open.
Diego Schwartzman handed a walkover to his opponent in the first-round encounter at the Zhuhai Championships. The Argentine was a set down, and a break down in the second set before he decided to retire. He is not among the best players on this surface, facing first-round defeats in Canada, and at the US Open. He will have his task cut out against an in-form Alexander Zverev.
Alexander Zverev vs. Diego Schwartzman: Prediction
The German enters the fixture as the certain favorite, given the quality of tennis he has played in the past couple of months. Moreover, the surface really suits his game style, as Diego Schwartzman often struggles on the faster surfaces. Zverev should seek nothing less than a straight-sets victory, given that his opponent has been all out of sorts in the past couple of months.
Prediction: Alexander Zverev to win in straight sets
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