ATP Halle 2021: Alexander Zverev vs Ugo Humbert Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Noventi Open 2021

Third-seeded Alexander Zverev will take on Ugo Humbert in the second-round clash in the Noventi Open.

Alexander Zverev and Ugo Humbert
Alexander Zverev and Ugo Humbert

Third-seed Alexander Zverev will take on Ugo Humbert in the second-round clash of the Noventi Open 2021 on Thursday.

Alexander Zverev vs Ugo Humbert: Match Details

TournamentNoventi Open 2021
MatchAlexander Zverev vs Ugo Humbert
RoundSecond
Date17th June, 2021
Prize Money$$17,857 (INR 13,08,971 approx.)
VenueHalle, Germany
SurfaceGrass Court

Alexander Zverev vs Ugo Humbert: Preview

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Ugo Humbert

World No. 6 Alexander Zverev has been in great touch lately. He was able to reach the semi-finals at Roland Garros last week where his campaign was halted by the Greek tennis sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas. Zverev seeded third in the Noventi Open would look to continue his good form.

Moreover, with second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas pulling out of the tournament and top-seeded Russian star Daniil Medvedev already knocked out in the first round, Zverev will back himself to go the distance as he is now the highest-ranked player remaining in the Noventi Open 2021.

In his last encounter, Zverev defeated fellow German Dominik Koepfer in a hard-fought match. After dropping the first set, Koepfer was able to make a comeback in the second set, however, he couldn’t continue his good run in the final, and Zverev ended up winning by 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Zverev will back himself to go past French tennis star Ugo Humbert in the second-round clash. Humbert is coming off a ferociously fought first round clash against Sam Querrey.

Alexander Zverev vs Ugo Humbert: Head to Head

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Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev and Ugo Humbert will face each other for the very first time on Thursday. Hence the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.

Alexander Zverev vs Ugo Humbert: Prediction

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

Humbert had to fight really hard in the last game. However, after dropping the first set, he made a brilliant comeback and won the contest by 4-6, 7-6, 7-6. He held his nerve under pressure which allowed him to win the final two sets in tie-breakers.

Although Humbert has looked good, Zverev is expected to go past him without much hassle. He has done well in French Open and he looked in stupendous touch in his first-round match-up.

Prediction: Alexander Zverev to win in straight sets

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