Wimbledon 2021: Alexander Zverev vs Tennys Sandgren Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

World No. 6 Alexander Zverev will take on World No. 68 Tennys Sandgren in the second round of the 2021 Wimbledon on July 1.

Alexander Zverev vs Tennys Sandgren
Alexander Zverev vs Tennys Sandgren

World No. 6 Alexander Zverev will take on World No. 68 Tennys Sandgren in the second round of the 2021 Wimbledon on July 1.

Alexander Zverev vs Tennys Sandgren : Match Details

TournamentWimbledon 2021
MatchAlexander Zverev vs Tennys Sandgren
RoundSecond Round
Date1st July, 2021
Prize Money$105,861
VenueWimbledon, Great Britain
SurfaceGrass Court

Alexander Zverev vs Tennys Sandgren: Preview

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

The German comes into this match after having beaten Tallon Griekspoor in three easy sets in the first round. Although Zverev lost early at Halle ahead of Wimbledon, she showed no signs of rustiness in his opening round. In fact, from his serve, ground shots to movement, the 24-year-old looked in sublime touch. Zverev is the current US Open runner-up and has made the deep end of every Grand Slam but Wimbledon. With Rafael Nadal’s withdrawal and Roger Federer’s dip in form, many reckon that the young German can create history. Given his recent form and confidence, it appears that the World No.6 is finally on course to go deep at 2021 Wimbledon.

On the other hand, the American comes into this round after beating Norbert Gombos in four sets. Like his opponent, he too faltered in the early warm-up event in Mallorca. Sandgren hasn’t enjoyed a great season thus far, winning just five out of 14 matches in 2021. In fact, he has only played 18 matches on the grass in the last four seasons. Therefore, he could get exploited by his younger opponent. Given his slump, not much is expected from the World No.68 at this event.  

Alexander Zverev vs Tennys Sandgren: Head to Head

Tennys Sandgren
Tennys Sandgren

These two have met only once on the ATP tour. Zverev won their only contest at the round of 16 in Atlanta in 2017.

Alexander Zverev vs Tennys Sandgren: Prediction

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

Zverev is the obvious favourite to win this match after his recent-past exploits and skill on the grass. Sandgren can best try to remain consistent and ask questions of his opponent. That said, if the German comes out serving bombs like he did in his opening round (20 aces), it should be a pretty much straightforward affair.

Match Prediction: Alexander Zverev should win in three sets.

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