In the second semi-final of the Melbourne Grand Slam tournament, the Australian Open meets Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev, and we have selected a forecast for this match.
Dominic Thiem: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Dominic Thiem is in the first Grand Slam semi-final on his career hard.
◾️The Austrian showed an extraordinary form and eliminated in turn Mannarino, Bolt, Fritz, Monfils and Nadal.
◾️In the match with Rafael Nadal, Thiem won three sets at tiebreak and showed remarkable mental strength.
◾️He served 14 aces and committed 4 double mistakes, with a percentage at first service of only 58%.
◾️The movement on the field was extraordinary, and the reverberation brought much stability to the game.
◾️The Austrian saved five break balls again and won three times Nadal’s service.
Alexander Zverev: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Alexander Zverev is 23 years old, seventh in the world and for the first time in a Grand Slam semi-final.
◾️The German started the year poorly with three defeats at the ATP Cup, which caused him to train hard before the Australian Open and stay for hours on the field.
◾️He worked hard at work, and this was seen.
◾️In this tournament, Zverev has an average percentage of almost 80% on the first service.
◾️He had some problems in the first game with Cecchinato, when he offered 11 break balls and saved eight, but after that he was much safer.
◾️He saved one of two with Gerasimov, 4 of 5 with Verdasco, 0 break balls with Rublev and 3 of 6 with Wawrinka.
◾️Zverev lost the first set with Wawrinka to one and said it took him some time to get used to the Swiss style.
◾️Subsequently he did not offer him any break ball in sets two and four.
◾️The service is the weapon behind which this semi-final was built.
🎾Direct match statistics Dominic Thiem vs Alexander Zverev
▫️It’s 6-2 for Dominic Thiem.
▫️The Austrian won the last match, the one from the champions tournament, in two sets.
▫️Zverev won the only match on the hard out door, in Beijing in 2016, in three sets.
◽️The 26-year-old Austrian is currently ranked 5th in the ATP rankings, having long been in the top 10.
◽️Last year he had a very consistent season, with a Grand Slam final at Roland Garros, and at the Champions Tournament he was very close to victory, being defeated in the decisive set by Stefanos Tsitsipas.
◽️In this tournament he did not have opponents to use him much, the most important opponents were Gael Monfils in eighth, respectively Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals, which he defeated after 4 sets, playing 3 tiebreakers.
◽️The player from Germany, at 22, is currently ranked 7th ATP, occupying in April last year even the 3rd place.
◽️He seems to have surpassed the Grand Slam tournament complex, where he was defeated in the first rounds so far, achieving the best performance of his career so far through this presence in the semi-finals.
◽️He has lost only one set in the entire tournament so far, the first set against Stan Wawrinka, later returning through a very solid tennis, especially a very strong service, with which he easily wins his service games.
▫️The two players have already met 8 times, the score being 6-2 in favor of the Austrian, and the last direct match was also won by Thiem, in the semifinal of last year’s Champions League, from London, with 2-0 sets.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Dominic Thiem vs Alexander Zverev
I think it will be a balanced semi-final, in which Zverev’s service will be difficult to break.
Even if Thiem is excellent in return, if the German keeps his percentage of almost 80% on the first ball, it will be difficult to break.
That’s why I go to this bet, which can come out, even if Zverev loses the match.
The German won the only match on hard outdoor and has the resources to repeat the trick.
The quota is excellent and should not be missed.
Bet tips: Zverev with h (+1.5) in games
Dominic Thiem played very well here, coming after a big victory with Nadal, being appreciated after the match by Rafa himself.
His service is good, and as a number of double mistakes he does not exaggerate, having here 4 with Mannarino, 3 with Bolt, 5 with Fritz, 1 with Monfils and 4 with Nadal. Alexander Zverev has greatly increased his level after a missed start of the year, playing very spectacular tennis here, being especially effective on the job.
Thus he greatly limited the number of double mistakes, having 4 with Cecchinato, 0 with Gerasimov, 3 with Verdasco, 3 with Rublev and 1 with Wawrinka.
So I think we will have a match with under 10.5 double mistakes, my prediction going on this idea at a odds offered by Efortuna.
Prediction Today: Under 10.5 double errors in the match