The fifth seed German, Alexander Zverev will play Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina who has reached his first round of 16 at US Open 2020. The match is scheduled for September 6th and the winner will cruise to the quarter-finals.
Alexander Zverev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: Preview
The German had a tough opening match against the 2017 US Open runner-up Kevin Anderson, which went to four sets. However, his next two rounds were tough both Brandon Nakashima and Adrian Mannarino won a set against Zverev.
On the other hand, the 21-year-old Spaniard had a successful 2019 winning a two ATP challenger titles. He has defeated Dennis Novak, Hubert Hurkacz and Cameron Norrie to reach the round of 16. The young player has shown grit and exhibited strength to overcome the previous opponents. Yet against Zverev, he will have to improve and come forth even better.
Alexander Zverev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: Head to Head
The 99th ranked Spaniard will face Zverev for the first time. They have no head to head record and playing against any player for the first time is tricky. It will be interesting to see Averev’s encounter with a lower-ranked Fokina. The German will try to seal a straight-set victory.
Alexander Zverev vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: Prediction
The round of 16 will have the duo battle out to reach quarter-finals. While the feat is already a big accomplishment for the Spaniard, Zverev is sighting his first grand slam title.
The odds will favor Zverev due to his experience and game style. The German has had an active run since 2017 while his opponent has only had his major season in 2019 with two ATP titles. Thus, Zverev is expected to win in straight sets.
Match prediction: Alexander Zverev will win in straight sets