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15 Jan 2018 by TSZ

Australian Open 2018 - Thomas Fabbiano vs Alexander Zverev Preview

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Quick Facts

Where is Thomas Fabbiano vs Alexander Zverev taking place? Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

When is Thomas Fabbiano vs Alexander Zverev on and what time does it start? Tuesday 16th January, 2018 - 01:15 (UK)

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

Where can I stream Thomas Fabbiano 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 Thomas Fabbiano vs Alexander Zverev?
https://resale.ticketmaster.com.au/australian-open-tickets-melbourne-vic-16-1-2018/tickets/2066331

The Lowdown

THOMAS FABBIANO

  • 28-year-old Fabbiano broke into the top 100 for the first time in his career last year, and recorded his best run at a Grand Slam by reaching the third round of the US Open.
  • The Italian is a significant underdog here and his one competitive match so far in 2018 was a first round loss in Doha.

ALEXANDER ZVEREV

  • 2017 was certainly a breakthrough year for Alexander Zverev having won five ATP titles but he is yet to really make a mark on a Grand Slam tournament and that will surely be one of his main aims this year.
  • The German's form certainly dipped in the latter half of 2017 and he's looking for his first win of the new year after losing three single matches in the recent Hopman Cup.

The Statistics

The Prediction

This can be seen as a relatively kind draw for Zverev, as although Fabbiano is a solid all-round competitor, he lacks the necessary weapons to trouble the top players. Zverev has not been firing on all cylinders in recent months but should still ease through this opener in straight sets as he looks to improve upon last year's disappointing Grand Slam results.

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