At the Australian Open, a sports battle will take place between Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev. The two will fight on a hard court. The winner of the planned match, according to the bookmakers, is almost 100% likely to clash with Nole. Who will proceed? – Read in our prediction.
At what time will Thiem vs Zverev play?
The game time is January 31, 2020 not before 7:30pm AEDT.
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Dominic Thiem is the 5th of the ATP Tour Ranking and Alexander Zverev takes the 7th position.
How many wins does Dominic Thiem have?
Dominic Thiem has won 64.8% of his games.
How many wins does Alexander Zverev have?
Alexander Zverev has won 65.7% of his games.
Bet and win
Dominic Thiem set the next milestone in his 25th Grand Slam tournament. The 26-year-old Austrian conquered the top seed Rafael Nadal in his first quarter-final at the Australian Open after more than four hours with 7:6 (3), 7:6 (4), 4:6 and 7:6 (6). It was a particularly important victory for Thiem because he had never been able to defeat the Spanish superstar before on the big Grand Slam stage in five attempts.
The match was on the cutting edge all the time, but especially in critical situations Thiem showed courage and was the more active of two extremely strong players. It was not for nothing that he won all three tiebreakers with punchy strokes and variable play.
The win over Nadal was a real exclamation mark, considering that the game of Dominic in Melbourne is not perfect. He lost one set to Taylor Fritz, and gave Alex Bolt two games. But this did not affect the psychological stamina of the Austrian. It seems that with every game Tim is gaining more experience, so he can be easily underestimated.
But Thiem is far from his finish in Melbourne. Specifically, after two final appearances on the red clay of Paris, it should now also work out with the final on the blue hard court of AO.
This requires another luck on Friday for the 26-year-old, who is in top physical shape and is now in every match with the belief that he can win it. Dominic has a cannon serve in the arsenal, he can dominate the court and win light points due to the first ball. Thiem often acts aggressively in the draws, but if necessary, he can go behind the back line and play the second number.
Will his mental strength help Thiem against Zverev or will the German stop the good run of the Austrian in Down Under so shortly before the goal?
In the past 24 months, Zverev has been a favorite within almost all Grand Slams. But the German could never fully meet these high expectations and was eliminated in the quarter-finals at the latest .
2020 is different, because before the Australian Open began, hardly anyone could predict his success. At the ATP Cup, he had lost all of his singles, having lost to Denis Shapovalov, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alex de Minaur. It is not known what it was, since two weeks later Sasha began to demonstrate a completely different tennis. His serve, one of his most important and strongest strokes, was completely gone.
But suddenly everything has changed since the beginning of the Australian Open. Perhaps Zverev’s new girlfriend Brenda Patea is contributing to his emotional stability with her presence in the stands, or maybe the food tastes better in Melbourne…
No one could even imagine that Zverev could add so much at the Australian Open. At the moment, he looks like a completely different player, especially if you look at the recent results at the ATP Cup. Zverev was not disturbed by a 1:6 in the first set against Stan Wawrinka. The number 7 in the world increased his tempo from minute to minute and finally won the match in four sets with 1:6, 6:3, 6:4 and 6:2. Alexander felt the rhythm on the pitch again, steadily served the first ball and make no such a huge number of unnecessary mistakes. In the draws, Alexander often acted reliably and did not undergo the risk.
The reward are the semi-finals and if you’ve made it there, you want to go one step further. Can Zverev play his rediscovered game against Thiem and, after Rainer Schüttler in 2003, be the first German tennis player to enter a Grand Slam final again?
Statistics and personal meetings
- In a direct comparison Thiem leads with 6 victories against 2 of Zverev.
- The only duel on hard court went to Zverev in 2016 in Beijing in three sets.
- Most recently, they met at the Masters Cup 2019 in London, where the Austrian won 7:5, 6:3.
Thiem vs Zverev Prediction
Both are among the players who are believed to win a Grand Slam behind the Big 3. At least one of them will get the chance on Sunday when the Australian Open 2020 final is on the program. After the terrific success over Nadal and the positive balance in direct comparison, there is a lot to be said for Thiem on paper, but Zverev has already positively surprised Melbourne several times these days. Therefore, our sports betting experts see a tight match in the end of which Dominic Thiem will get the victory.