A very interesting match will be held in the quarter-finals in Munich between Alexander Zverev, the favorite of the public and winner of the last two editions, and Christian Garin, a Chilean skier specialist, with great results this season on this surface.
Zverev is perhaps the most difficult period of his career, having problems on multiple plans. Thus, the third-born ATP is in a conflict with his former agent, the dispute going to court, while Zverev has just split from his girlfriend, Olga Sharipova, and his father has problems sananate, being hospitalized.All of these aspects have contributed to the weaker form shown lately, with the German having a period under what we have been accustomed to, starting immediately after the Acapulco tour in March, and continued so far. The Munich tournament seems the right place for a rebound this year, Zverev playing at home in an arena where he has won the last two trophies.In the first game he played here had a solid performance against the Argentinean Londero, who only gave him 6 games. It was the 9th consecutive victory of Zverev in Munich.
Garin is a slag specialist, which is also his favorite surface. The 47-year-old Chilean has started touring the clay since February, already participating in 5 competitions on this surface, with only one break at the Miami tournament.Throughout this period, Garin boasts a successful final at Sao Paolo and a victory in Houston, as well as important successes against players such as Shapovalov, Leonardo Mayer or Querrey.Munich played very well this week, leaving no set in the matches against German Maden and Argentine Schwartzman. The last victory, though surprising, was quite easy, with the Chilean only 6 games against the 24th opponent.
Tennis Prediction of the Day A.Zverev vs Garin
Zverev is certainly the favorite and the most valuable athlete in this match, but I predict a very balanced match. The German is going through a difficult time on the personal level, which is reflected in the game and its results, while Garin is a full-climbing player who feels great when playing on clay.It will be a long-term wear match, where the German may not resist mentally, the self-confidence being at a fairly low level.
Prediction Today: Garin -4.5 games