ATP Finals 2019 – Dominic Thiem vs Alexander Zverev Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Dominic Thiem vs Alexander Zverev taking place? The O2 Arena, London

When is Dominic Thiem vs Alexander Zverev on and what time does it start? Saturday 16th November, 2019 – 20:00 (UK)

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

Where can I stream Dominic Thiem vs Alexander Zverev? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match via Amazon Prime Video

Where can I get tickets for Dominic Thiem vs Alexander Zverev? https://www.nittoatpfinals.com/en/tickets

Who won the last meeting between Dominic Thiem vs Alexander Zverev? Dominic Thiem beat Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-2, 6-1

THE LOWDOWN

DOMINIC THIEM

  • Dominic Thiem could not replicate the energy and desire that saw him blast past Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, as he lost to Matteo Berettini in straight sets.
  • Thiem still came through to the last four as Group Andre Agassi’s winner but with so many permutations left in Group Bjorn Borg until the close of play on Friday night it was difficult for him to prepare for any one semi-final opponent.
  • The Austrian will face Germany’s Alexander Zverev for the first time in almost a year and half and they last faced each other at the 2018 Roland-Garros where Thiem beat Zverev for the fifth time out of seven meetings.

ALEXANDER ZVEREV

  • Reigning champion Alexander Zverev was able to avenge his Shanghai Masters defeat by beating Daniil Medvedev in their round robin match at the ATP Finals, by which means he also knocked Rafael Nadal out of the last four.
  • It was a very close match indeed, with both players winning 14 receiving points each and just three points difference overall between them, with one break of serve and a tiebreak swinging it the German’s way.
  • The 5-2 head-to-head record with Dominic Thiem is significant but could also be considered an inflated figure as the pair have played an inordinate amount of times on clay, Thiem’s favoured surface, to hard courts, on which they share a 1-1 record.

THE PREDICTION

Dominic Thiem has played out a typically Dominic Thiem kind of tournament so far at the ATP Finals – defeating two of tennis’ elite by playing out of his skin, before losing to the player he is expected to beat. That leaves this match’s result totally up in the air, with Thiem leading the head-to-head record over Alexander Zverev 5-2, but the German has a certain aura about him at this tournament. Between them, they have beaten Federer, Djokovic and Nadal this week, and yet both have also capitulated slightly in places. On their current form, it should be Dominic Thiem that comes through this test after what he showed he was capable of against Novak Djokovic, but it would not be surprising to see the reigning champion pip him to the final here.

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