2019 Shanghai Masters – Alexander Zverev vs Jeremy Chardy Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Alexander Zverev vs Jeremy Chardy taking place? Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, Shanghai, China

When is Alexander Zverev vs Jeremy Chardy on and what time does it start? Wednesday 9th October, 2019 - not before 07:00 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Alexander Zverev vs Jeremy Chardy? Mostly sunny, 23c

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

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

Where can I get tickets for Alexander Zverev vs Jeremy Chardy? http://en.shanghairolexmasters.com/

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Alexander Zverev beat Jeremy Chardy 7-6, 6-4, 5-7, 6-7, 6-1

ALEXANDER ZVEREV

  • Alexander Zverev will open his Shanghai Masters account in the second round after receiving a bye, with last week’s hard-fought defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas holding him in good stead for a deep run here.
  • The German number one has reached the round of 16 at least in his three previous appearances at the Shanghai Masters, and reached the semi-final before losing quickly to Novak Djokovic last year.
  • Zverev holds a healthy 3-1 lead over Jeremy Chardy in their head-to-head record, including winning their extraordinary second-round five-set tussle at the Australian Open earlier this year.

JEREMY CHARDY

  • Jeremy Chardy has come through two Brits to reach the second round at the Shanghai Masters, beating Dan Evans in the qualifiers and then Kyle Edmund in a straight-sets first-round win.
  • As usual, the 32-year-old Frenchman is also playing in the men’s doubles here with partner Fabrice Martin, and fatigue might come into play if their Tuesday match with Benoit Paire and Hubert Hurkacz takes its time.
  • World number 71 Chardy’s win over Edmund in the first round brings him level at 24-24 for 2019 and he has been tough to beat of late, with six sets going to tie-breaks in his last seven main draw matches.

THE PREDICTION

These two players battled it out for five gruelling sets earlier this year at the Australian Open, but Jeremy Chardy has not beaten Alexander Zverev since their first meeting in 2015 when the German was a future star. Now the world number six is chasing points to reach the ATP Finals in London where he will hope to defend the biggest title of his career to date. This should be hard-fought, but the German should prevail in a match that could see a couple of tie-breaks.

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