The re-edition of the semifinal of the last 2 weeks on the slab in Hamburg will take place in the Montreal finals, between the German Alexander Zverev and the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili. Alexander Zverev will play against Nikoloz Basilashvili in the third round of the 2019 ATP Rogers Cup in Montreal.
Nikoloz Basilashvili played well in the previous round as he defeated Jay-Lennard Struff in 3 sets. Basilashvili showed great determination during the win as he lost the opening set but fought back well to win the final 2 sets and the match. During the win, Nikoloz Basilashvili received serve exceptionally well as he won close to 40% of his receiving points which allowed him to break his opponent’s serve on 3 occasions. Considering the strength of Struff’s serve, Nikoloz Basilashvili played exceptionally well to win 3 return games. The serving was also solid from Nikoloz Basilashvili as he won 85% of his service games. Despite his result in the previous round, this is expected to be a tough match for Nikoloz Basilashvili as he is playing against the number 3 seed.
Looking at Alexander Zverev, the German superstar was very impressive in the previous round as he defeated Cameron Norrie in straight sets. Zverev showed great skill as he won 100% of his service games and 1 return game. The serving was especially impressive from Zverev as he hit 10 aces which allowed him to win 66% of his service points. Alexander Zverev looks in top form which will make him very tough to beat in this tournament. Alexander Zverev and Nikoloz Basilashvili have played each other 3 times in the past. Zverev has won on 2 occasions while Basilashvili has won once. The most recent match between these two players was earlier in the season at Hamburg where Nikoloz Basilashvili won in 3 sets. Two prior head-to-head matches were on hard-court with Zverev winning on both occasions. Looking at all the information, I am going to pick Alexander Zverev to win this match. Zverev has been in outstanding form and he is a significantly stronger player on hard courts. Alexander Zverev was dominant in the previous round and I see him being good enough to defeat Nikoloz Basilashvili in this match.
The 27-year-old Georgia player is currently ranked 17th in the ATP rankings, the highest position in Cairo.After a first half year with no notable results, Basilashvili managed to win in the 500-point tournament in Hamburg, where he passed Alexander Zverev himself, and defeated Andrey Rublev in the final.In the Monteal tournament he had 2 extremely hot matches, passing in 3 sets both Jan Lennard Struff and Dusan Lajovic, consuming a lot of energy.
The player from Germany, at 22, is currently ranked 7th ATP, occupying in April this year even the 3rd place.The best results this year were obtained in Acapulco, where he played the final, while in Geneva he managed to win the tournament on clay, followed by the quarter-final at Roland Garros.In front of the supporters, in Hamburg he reached the semifinals, where he was very close to defeating his opponent today, and in the previous round in Montreal he defeated 2-0 in sets against British Cameron Norrie.
🎾 Direct meetings
The two players have met 3 times so far, the score being 2-1 in favor of Zverev, but the last game was won by Basilashvili with 2-1 in the sets.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev is eager to recover after the last direct match, and the high physical energy consumption of the Georgian player in the first 2 games of this tournament can be to Alexander Zverev’s advantage, which on this surface starts much more favored than in the game of 2 weeks ago. from the slag, and I will bet on a match controlled by him, gaining an easy victory and a qualification in the quarterfinals. Bet on our free tennis prediction or visti our paid tennis picks section for more betting tips !
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