Alexander Zverev vs Stefanos Tsitsipas.
France, Paris. 11.06.2021.
In the semifinals of the men's Roland Garros, unlike the women's one, all the favorites of the tournament, the four tops that were at the top of the bookmakers' chart before the start of WG-2021, will play. In one of the semifinals, Alexander Zverev will fight Stefanos Tsitsipas, a representative of the new generation. In this confrontation, the bookmakers are on the side of the Greek, who has positive statistics against Zverev, and even one victory on the clay surface. However, not at Roland Garros, but at the Madrid Masters.
Alexander Zverev: two lost sets at the start
Surprisingly, Alexander in the first round of the current draw, in the match against the 152nd racket of the world, the German Oscar Otte, lost two sets, and lost with a score of 0-2, but beat his compatriot, and after that, did not lose more games. In addition to Otte, Alexander knocked out Safiullin, Dier, Nishikori, and Davidovich Fokina. The set of opponents is so-so, Tsitsipas had stronger opponents, however, separately it is worth paying attention to how easily Zverev handled the task.
Stefanos Tsitsipas: the big favorite for the semifinals
Stefanos lost only one set in five matches at Roland Garros 2021, losing in the third round to American John Isner. Stefanos had knocked off Chardy and Martinez Portero before facing the American. Tsitsipas was stronger against Carreño Busta and Daniel Medvedev after his match against Isner. The match against world No. 2 lasted two hours and 23 minutes. And given Dani's dislike for the primer, we can say that Daniel looked very good against one of the strongest primers on the planet.
Betting and prediction
Tsitsipas is a rather uncomfortable opponent for Zverev, which is clearly evident from the statistics of personal meetings. However, at the end of March this season Zverev managed to beat the Greek on the hardcourt in Acapulco, why not try to repeat this success on the ground of Roland Garros? We think the German is underestimated. Let us not forget that not so long ago at the Marsters in Madrid Alexander beat Nadal himself, and people did not have much faith in the German then either. We won't be surprised if Saga pulls off a similar upset in the Roland Garros semifinals on Friday, beating the favorite and advancing to the finals where he'll most likely face the king of the mainland. In this pairing, we offer the following bets: W2 for 3.00, TO 37.5 for 1.83, Alexander Zverev Game Handicap (+4.5) for 1.91.