Frances Tiafoe vs Alexander Zverev Odds & Prediction
Frances Tiafoe of america celebrates after he wins his semi last match in opposition to Jannik Sinner of Italy through the Erste Financial institution Open ATP tennis match in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. (AP Picture/Lisa Leutner)
- Qualifier Frances Tiafoe reaches the Erste Financial institution Open last with upsets over three seeded gamers
- His opponent, No. 2 seed Alexander Zverev, has overwhelmed only one seed however has gone three units twice
- Zverev leads the head-to-head 5-1 and is the sturdy favourite. Learn on for evaluation and predictions
This would possibly properly be the turning-point week in Frances Tiafoe’s profession.
The gifted 23-year-old has mown a path by the Erste Financial institution Open singles draw by upsetting three consecutive seeds.
In Sunday’s last (8 am ET), he’ll play one of the best hard-court foe of all the standard opponents he’s confronted to this point in No. 2 seed Alexander Zverev.
Frances Tiafoe vs Alexander Zverev Odds
|Frances Tiafoe (USA)||+4.5 (-135)||+400||O 22.5 (+105)|
| Alexander Zverev (GER)||-4.5 (+110)||-575||U 22.5 (-125)|
Odds as of Oct. 30 at DraftKings
A Trifecta of Upsets for Tiafoe
In the event you can upset a high participant as soon as, you are able to do it once more, proper? Besides to this point in his profession, Tiafoe hasn’t been capable of consolidate.
However after being down and out after which taking out No. 1 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas within the second spherical, he backed it up with a win over No. 8 seed Diego Schwartzman within the quarterfinals.
After which, in Saturday’s semifinal, he was down a set and 3-0. No. 7 seed Jannik Sinner served for the match at 5-3. And immediately, the charismatic participant nicknamed “Massive ‘Foe” let free.
He couldn’t miss. Tiafoe took 5 straight video games, and the second set. And within the third set. the group absolutely behind him and Sinner trying completely shell-shocked, he completed the job 3-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Frances Tiafoe vs Alexander Zverev Head-to-Head
|23 (Jan. 20, 1998)||Age||24 (April 20, 1997)|
|Boynton Seaside, Fla.||Birthplace||Hamburg, Germany|
|1||Profession ATP Singles Titles||17|
|No. 3 (Nov. 20, 2017)||Profession Excessive Rating||No. 3 (Nov. 6, 2017)|
|No. 49||Present Rating||No. 4|
|$4,892,270||Profession Prize Cash||$26,988,000|
|29-21||2021 Gained/Loss report||51-13|
|1||Profession Head to Head||5|
Going for Title No. 5 in 2021
If Zverev hasn’t reached the highest step but in successful Grand Slam titles, it doesn’t take away from his excellence within the best-of-three format.
Particularly on arduous courts.
STAT OF THE DAY❗️@AlexZverev has now received 24 of his final 26 matches after a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Carlos Alcaraz within the semifinals of Vienna in the present day.
Zverev is thru to his fifth ATP last of the yr—and he is a flawless 4-0 within the first 4.
— TENNIS (@Tennis) October 30, 2021
There wasn’t a lot drama in Zverev’s 6-3, 6-3 semifinal win over 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz Saturday, wrapped up in an hour and eight minutes.
The tennis was qualify. However Zverev used a tactic that might serve him properly Sunday in opposition to Tiafoe.
As soon as once more, he served at a excessive first-serve proportion stage (almost 80 per cent). He truly solely hit 10 second serves the entire match. And he received seven of them.
Alcaraz didn’t earn a break level till the ultimate sport.
Frances Tiafoe vs Alexander Zverev
|2019||Beijing (R32)||Out of doors Laborious||6-3, 6-2||Zverev|
|2019||US Open (R64)||Out of doors Laborious||6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3||Zverev|
|2018||Paris Masters (R32)||Indoor Laborious||6-4, 6-4||Zverev|
|2017||Cincinnati (R32)||Out of doors Laborious||4-6, 6-3, 6-4||Tiafoe|
|2017||Wimbledon||Grass||6-3, 6-4, 6-3||Zverev|
|2017||Australian Open||Out of doors Laborious||6-2, 6-3, 6-4||Zverev|
A Dominant Head-to-Head
Zverev has principally had his method with Tiafoe, with most of their conferences approaching arduous courts.
After they met 3 times in 2017 (two of them at Grand Slams), the extra precocious Zverev (simply eight months older) was high 25 firstly of the season, and high 10 by the French Open.
The American’s lone win in opposition to Zverev got here proper after the German had simply run the desk in the summertime warmth, successful the Washington D.C. 500 and the Canadian Masters 1000 again to again – with the US Open looming.
Their battle on the US Open two years in the past, although, was a bruiser.
Tiafoe Will Work the Crowd
Even when Tiafoe does will get the group absolutely on his facet as he did in opposition to Sinner, Zverev has much more expertise.
Sinner even admitted that Tiafoe’s…theatrical character acquired to him after a time. Zverev has too good a report in opposition to the American for that to faze him.
However the German can have seen the best way Tiafoe munched on Sinner’s second serve. And since his personal serve can get fragile in a short time, Tiafoe must set the tone on second serves early on.
If he will get some to work with.
Can Tiafoe imagine – a fourth consecutive time? Is it written within the stars? Zverev can have lots to say about it.
And on an indoor arduous courtroom, in a last, the German often has the ultimate say.
He’s the heavy favourite. Which doesn’t imply Tiafoe doesn’t have an excellent set in him. If he does, it’s greater than seemingly the center set (+300).
Finest Guess: Zverev and -4.5 video games (+110)
Stephanie will get the straight dope from the tennis insiders. On courtroom, she has represented her nation internationally. A BA in journalism led to years on the MLB beat and a decade protecting tennis globally. She’s written for Postmedia, the Guardian, the New York Occasions and likewise publishes OpenCourt.ca.