September 05, 2021 8:23 PM
Last modified date: September 06, 2021 9:02 AM
Adam Evans

2021 US Open Round of 16 – Alexander Zverev vs Jannik Sinner Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Alexander Zverev vs Jannik Sinner taking place? Alexander Zverev vs Jannik Sinner will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, USA

When is Alexander Zverev vs Jannik Sinner on and what time does it start? Monday 6th September, 2021 – not before 17:00 (UK)

What surface is Alexander Zverev vs Jannik Sinner being played on? Alexander Zverev vs Jannik Sinner will take place on an outdoor hard court

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What channel is Alexander Zverev vs Jannik Sinner on in the UK? Amazon have exclusive rights to show the 2021 US Open in the UK so it is worth checking the Amazon Prime Video app on smart TVs for Alexander Zverev vs Jannik Sinner

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THE LOWDOWN

World number four Alexander Zverev dropped his first set of the US Open to a resurgent Jack Sock but the American was 2-1 down in the fourth before retiring from the match. 24-year-old Zverev should benefit from that early test in the third round with his campaign going almost too smoothly so far as he aims to reach the final here for a second successive year. The German is riding a 14-match winning streak from his Gold Medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games and Cincinnati Open title. 20-year-old Jannik Sinner also recently won a title on the North American swing, claiming a first ATP 500 trophy at the Washington Open. The Italian beat Gael Monfils in a five-set epic on Saturday, going 2-0 up before coping well with the Frenchman’s fightback egged on by a joyous crowd.

THE PREDICTION

Sinner took a set off Zverev in their first meeting, which also came in the round of 16 of a Grand Slam at Roland-Garros last season. Zverev won that match in four sets and a semi-final at the Cologne Open 2 a few months in straight sets on a hard court. The nature of Sinner’s five-set victory over Gael Monfils should help the Italian’s overall mentality in what was one of his most convincing five-set matches yet but it is unlikely this version of Zverev will let him get there. There will be plenty of other opportunities for Sinner to get a first win over the world number four but right now the German looks like coming through the quarter-finals here.

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