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19 Jan 2018 by TSZ

Australian Open 2018 - Hyeon Chung vs Alexander Zverev Preview

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Quick Facts

Where is Hyeon Chung vs Alexander Zverev taking place? Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

When is Hyeon Chung vs Alexander Zverev on and what time does it start? Saturday 20th January, 2018 - 01:15 (UK)

What channel is Hyeon Chung vs Alexander Zverev on? Eurosport (UK) & Channel 7 (Australia)

Where can I stream Hyeon Chung vs Alexander Zverev? The match can be streamed on both Eurosport Player and Sky Go (providing you have a Eurosport pass)

Where can I get tickets for Hyeon Chung vs Alexander Zverev?
https://resale.ticketmaster.com.au/australian-open-tickets-melbourne-vic-20-1-2018/tickets/2066367

The Lowdown

HYEON CHUNG

  • Up-and-coming Chung has had a hassle-free run in Mebourne so far, overcoming Mischa Zverev (who retired at 2-6, 1-4 down) in the first round before sweeping aside Daniil Medvedev in straight sets.
  • The young Korean has won the only previous meeting with the younger Zverev brother and he will give himself opportunities here if he can get into rallies - he was fourth on the ATP tour for return games won on hard courts last year (28%).

ALEXANDER ZVEREV

  • Zverev came through a tough second round with compatriot Peter Gojowczyk on Thursday to equal his best run at the Australian Open.
  • His previous loss to fellow 'Next Gen' competitor Chung was on clay so his big serve should serve him better on the faster surface.

The Statistics

The Prediction

Although Zverev has made a greater impact on the tennis scene than Chung has at this early stage of their careers, the Korean should not be underestimated and boasts some strong hard court statistics when looking at his 2017 performances. He could well trouble Zverev as he has done previously but the faster surface compared to their previous meeting should just swing this match in the big-serving German's favour.

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