2019 US Open – Alexander Zverev vs Diego Schwartzman Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Alexander Zverev vs Diego Schwartzman on and what time does it start? Monday 2nd September, 2019 – 18:15 (UK)

Where is Alexander Zverev vs Diego Schwartzman taking place? Flushing Meadows, New York

What is the expected weather for Alexander Zverev vs Diego Schwartzman? Chance of thunderstorms, 26c

What channel is Alexander Zverev vs Diego Schwartzman on? The US Open will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Alexander Zverev vs Diego Schwartzman? Amazon Prime have the rights to the US Open in the UK so it is worth checking their schedule for streaming times

Where can I get tickets for Alexander Zverev vs Diego Schwartzman? https://www.usopen.org/en_US/tickets/ticket_plans.html

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Alexander Zverev beat Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-2

ALEXANDER ZVEREV

  • Alexander Zverev has seemed to make it as hard for himself as possible at the US Open this year after two five-set matches in the first two rounds and going down a set to Aljaz Bedene in the third.
  • Despite Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene playing out of his skin at this year’s tournament, Zverev has dropped sets to three players here that he should be expected to beat, with the exception perhaps of an in-form Frances Tiafoe.
  • Nevertheless, the German number one has reached the second week at Flushing Meadows for the first time and can match his quarter-finals exit at Roland-Garros this year with a win.

DIEGO SCHWARTZMAN

  • Diego Schwartzman is one of a few male players at the US Open to have not dropped a set after three confident wins over Robin Haase, Egor Gerasimov and Tennys Sandgren.
  • Schwartzman’s hard-court form should come as no surprise after his Los Cabos title win in Mexico last month and the diminutive Argentine’s play-style, on his day, is incredibly difficult to beat.
  • Four years separate Schwartzman’s win over a young Sascha Zverev in 2014 and the German’s victory at the Paris Masters last year, also at the round of 16 stage on a hard court.

THE PREDICTION

14 ATP world rankings separate world number six Alexander Zverev and 20th seed Diego Schwartzman, as well as almost a foot in height difference. Two very different styles of tennis will be on display here in what could be yet another slog for the German number one. Schwartzman is inconsistently brilliant but looks in the kind of form that could shock a top 10 player, and Zverev has been far from convincing at this tournament. A result is hard to come by with so much resting on the players’ mentality, but the peppy Argentine could well win the first set here and that could be the platform for victory.

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