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04 Jun 2019 by Adam Evans

French Open 2019 – Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev taking place? Roland-Garros, Paris

When is Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev on and what time does it start? Thursday 6th June, 2019 – (not before) 12:15 (UK)

What channel is Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev on in the UK? ITV4 & Eurosport are sharing broadcasting rights for the French Open so it is worth checking their schedules

Where can I stream Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev? Televised matches can be streamed via the ITV Hub & Eurosport Player

Where can I get tickets for Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev? https://tickets.rolandgarros.com/en/home

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings:
Novak Djokovic 2-2 Alexander Zverev
Last meeting: Alexander Zverev beat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3

THE PLAYERS

NOVAK DJOKOVIC

  • Novak Djokovic has led a blessed life so far in this year’s French Open with what looks like the easiest draw in the competition and he is yet to be troubled let alone drop a set.
  • The 32-year-old’s win over Jan-Lennard Struff saw him reach the quarter-final stage for the ninth consecutive year at Roland-Garros but he has only one title to his name.
  • The Serb ace has lost five times this year, including to Russia’s Daniil Medvedev who at 6”6 and youthful represents a pretty decent likeness to his next opponent Alexander Zverev.

ALEXANDER ZVEREV

  • Alexander Zverev made it past a tricky encounter with ninth seed Fabio Fognini in the round of 16 to set up an absolute blockbuster with world number one Novak Djokovic.
  • The 22-year-old German star has flattered to deceive at a few Grand Slams now but matches his best effort at Roland-Garros with this quarter-final having lost out at this stage last year to Dominic Thiem.
  • Zverev is one of very few players to be tied with Djokovic in their head-to-head on two wins each and notably beat him in the ATP Finals last time out in November.

THE PREDICTION

Novak Djokovic will finally have a challenge on his hands in the form of young pretender-to-the-throne Alexander Zverev who is level with the Serb on two wins apiece. The German has had a far more difficult time of it coming into this quarter-final clash but this could also be a positive for a 22-year-old with fitness in abundance. However, you have to look at Zverev’s showing at Roland-Garros to ascertain if he has the willpower to make it past Novak Djokovic, who is desperate to win another French Open and knows this year is potentially his final chance at a record-breaking ‘Clean Sweep’. This should see Djokovic prevail.

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