2019 Paris Masters – Alexander Zverev vs Fernando Verdasco Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Alexander Zverev vs Fernando Verdasco taking place? Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France

When is Alexander Zverev vs Fernando Verdasco on and what time does it start? Tuesday 29th October, 2019 - TBC

What channel is Alexander Zverev vs Fernando Verdasco on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Alexander Zverev vs Fernando Verdasco? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live via their platform

Where can I get tickets for Alexander Zverev vs Fernando Verdasco? https://www.rolexparismasters.com/uk#block-generic-core-catalogue

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Fernando Verdasco beat Alexander Zverev 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

ALEXANDER ZVEREV

  • Alexander Zverev rather predictably lost his next match following a tough Shanghai Masters final loss to Daniil Medvedev at the Swiss Indoors but he will enter the Paris Masters with a fresh approach after disappointment.
  • The German number one is the second seed at this tournament following Roger Federer’s withdrawal from the competition, whom he beat emphatically along the way to the Shanghai Masters final.
  • 22-year-old Zverev will face Fernando Verdasco for the fourth time when he receives a bye through to the second round in Paris, where he reached the quarter-finals last season.

FERNANDO VERDASCO

  • Fernando Verdasco lost the first set of his 2019 Paris Masters campaign but managed to come from behind to beat Croatia’s Borna Coric in three, posting 13 aces along the way.
  • That win takes the 25-year-old to a 50% win percentage for 2019 with a 26-26 record but he will need to win a consecutive game at a tournament for the first time since Wimbledon to make that a positive ratio.
  • The Spaniard was the victor the last time he faced Alexander Zverev, albeit on his favoured clay surface two years ago at Roland-Garros, but the passage of time will be significant here.

THE PREDICTION

If Alexander Zverev turns up on Tuesday with his hunger back following a drab display at the Swiss Indoors, there should only be one outcome here against Fernando Verdasco. The Spanish veteran holds a 2-1 lead in their head-to-head record for now but they last played over two years ago and the German has been in excellent form recently, losing to the best player on tour right now Daniil Medvedev in Shanghai. Zverev can win this in two sets, although Verdasco will always challenge anyone.

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