Zverev vs Shapovalov: prediction for the Australian Open match
Alexander Zverev confidently eliminates one opponent after another. The German won all of his matches at the current Australian Open in three sets. First, he ousted his compatriot Daniel Altmaier (7:6, 6:1, 7:6), then crushed John Millman (6:4, 6:4, 6:0) and defeated Radu Albot (6:3, 6:4, 6:4). So far, Zverev lost only one match this season - at the ATP Cup, he was outplayed by Felix Auger Aliassime (4:6, 6:4, 3:6).
Denis Shapovalovstarted the season with a defeat to Daniel Evans at the ATP Cup (4:6, 4:6). But after that, the athlete won all his matches and helped the Canadian national team to win the trophy. At the Australian Open, Shapovalov has had difficult opponents. He lost a set to Laslo Djere and to Reilly Opelka, and needed five sets to defeat Kwon Soon-Woo.
In 4 out of 6 head-to-head matches, more than 9 games were played in the first set.
INo tie-breaks were played in 3 out 4 head-to-head matches.
Zverev leads the head-to-head at 4-2, but the most recent matches between these tennis players were close. At the beginning of the year, Zverev defeated Shapovalov in three sets. We are expecting the Canadian to put up a good fight.
Our prediction - total over 35.5 games
Shapovalov is in great form and should be able to maintain the positive handicap of 6.5 games.
Second wager - handicap (+6.5) to Shapovalov