French Open 2021: Alexander Zverev vs Kei Nishikori – Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Roland Garros

Sixth seed Alexander Zverev will take on Kei Nishikori of Japan in the Round of 16 at the 2021 French Open.

Alexander Zverev vs Kei Nishikori
Alexander Zverev and Kei Nishikori

6th seed Alexander Zverev will be up against Kei Nishikori in the Round of 16 of the 2021 French Open. Zverev is currently ranked 6th in the world while Nishikori is the World No.49.

Match Details:

TournamentFrench Open 2021
MatchAlexander Zverev vs Kei Nishikori
RoundFourth Round
Date6th June, 2021
Prize Money$205,786 (INR 1,50,52,638 approx.)
VenueParis, France
SurfaceClay Court

Alexander Zverev vs Kei Nishikori: Preview

French Open 2021
Alexander Zverev

World No.6 Alexander Zverev will once again face Kei Nishikori after facing him twice last month at Madrid and Rome. After surving the first round scare, Zverev has been playing very well all tournament. He defeated Russian Roman Safiullin in the second round in straight sets and then played very well against Clay courter Laslo Djere in the third round. He defeated the Serb in straight sets 6-2,7-5,6-2.

As for his opponent Kei Nishikori, he had to battle very hard in the first two matches. In the first round, he was pushed to 5 sets by Italian qualifier Alessandro Giannessi and then again in the second round, he got the better of 23rd seed Karen Khachanov in a five set marathon 4-6,6-2,2-6,6-4,6-4. His third round encounter against Henri Laaksonen was a rather short one as the Swiss retired after losing the first set 5-7.

Alexander Zverev vs Kei Nishikori: Head-to-Head

Kei Nishikori
Kei Nishikori

This will be the 6th meeting between the duo. Zverev leads the H2H 4-1. They latest meeting came at Rome Masters last month where Zverev won in three sets.

Alexander Zverev vs Kei Nishikori: Prediction

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev will go in as the favorite to win the match. He has shown his form in the last two matches and will be confident to beat Nishikori like he did twice last month. Although Nishikori has proved his metal this week and will not make things easy for Zverev. Expect a good match with Zverev making it to the quarter final.

Prediction: Zverev to win in 4 sets.

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