Match: Alexander Zverev – Grigor Dimitrov Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Monday, 9 May, 2016
Start time: 16:00 UK
The two from most talented tennis players in the world will face each other in 1st round on Italian Open, tournament in Rome from ATP World Tour Masters 1000. The Expectations for Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov are high and they have to justify it to the court in Rome.
19-years old Zverev reach semifinals in Munich, but lost by Dominic Thiem 6-4, 2-6, 3-6. Alexander Zverev is number 43 in the world rankings and is expected to progesira at least the Top 30 this season.
The season on clay for Zverev began in Monte-Carlo, where it was eliminated in the second round from Marcel Granollers with 4-6, 6-4, 3-6. In Barcelona German recorded wins over Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-3 and Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-5, then dropped out after defeating from Malek Jaziri with 6 -7 (5), 4-6.
Grigor Dimitrov had an excellent opportunity for the first trophy this season Tournament in Istanbul but lost a ridiculous way final against Diego Sebastian Schwartzman with 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 0-6. On his way to the final, he eliminated Ivo Karlovic, Jiri Vesely, and Adrian Ungur.
Defeat by Schwartzman affected the performance of Grigor next tournament in Madrid, where he was eliminated in the first round after losing the match against Pablo Carreno-Busta 6-7 (3), 3-6.
Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov have two meeting before this game. This season Zverev won 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in Indian Wells, while Dimitrov won the first clash between both in Basel (2014) with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
The bookies set almost equal odds for both, but Bulgarian is slight favorite. Grigor must be overcame losing the final in Istanbul, having had quite a time for reflection after his early elimination in Madrid. He is an experienced player and expect to qualify for the second round on Italian Open.