Alexander Zverev - Pavel Kotov predictions and free betting tips [23/09/2023]
In the 1/8 finals of the championship in Chengdu on hard courts, Alexander Zverev from Germany will compete with Pavel Kotov from Russia. We are betting on Zverev's victory with a handicap of -4.5 games.
26-year-old Alexander, currently 10th in the world rankings, previously participated in the US Open, where he reached the quarter-finals. In the tournament, he defeated Vukic 6:4, 6:4, 6:4, Altmaier 7:6 (7:1), 3:6, 6:4, 6:3, Dimitrov 6:7 (2:7), 7:6 (10:8), 6:1, 6:1, and Sinner 6:4, 3:6, 6:2, 4:6, 6:3, before losing to Alcaraz 3:6, 2:6, 4:6. Prior to this, Zverev demonstrated strong performance in Cincinnati, reaching the semifinals. There, the tennis professional triumphed over Dimitrov 6:2, 6:2, Nishioka 7:5, 6:4, Medvedev 6:4, 5:7, 6:4 and Mannarino 6:2, 6:3, but subsequently was defeated by Djokovic 6:7 (5:7), 5:7. In his earlier tournament in Toronto, Alexander overcame Griekspoor 6:4, 7:6 (7:3), but lost to Davidovich Fokina 1:6, 2:6.
In late July, Zverev clinched his title at the Hamburg tournament on clay courts. Beating Molchan 6:0, 6:3, Marterer 6:3, 7:5, Van Assche 6:3, 6:4, Fils 6:2, 6:4, and Djerer 7:5, 6:3. He also participated in the Bastad tournament, where he reached the quarterfinals, defeating Molchan and Monteiro, but lost to Rublev. At Wimbledon, Alexander made it to the third round, defeating Brouwer and Watanuki, but subsequently lost to Berrettini.
This season, Alexander reached the semi-final at the Halle tournament, defeating Thiem, Shapovalov, and Harris, but then lost to Bublik. At the French Open, he advanced to the semi-finals, defeating Harris, Molchan, Tiafoe, Dimitrov, and Etcheverry, but then lost to Ruud. In other tournaments this season, the tennis player mostly reached the third round.
24-year-old Pavel Kotov, who is 106th in the world rankings, won his first match at the Chengdu tournament against Galan with a score of 7:5, 7:5. Prior to this, the tennis player successfully qualified for the tournament, defeating Statham 6:3, 6:4, and Yasica 6:2, 6:2, but previously lost four matches in a row. At the US Open, he lost to Hijikata 5:7, 7:5, 3:6, 5:7, in Winston-Salem, he was defeated in the first round by Krueger 3:6, 4:6, and in Hamburg he failed to qualify for the tournament and lost to Kovalík 3:6, 7:5, 4:6.
At the end of July, Pavel Kotov participated in the Bastad tournament, where in the main draw he defeated Checchinato 6:1, 6:2, but then lost to Rublev, 3:6, 6:7 (4:7). Before this, he qualified, defeating Dahlin 6:4, 6:4, and Coco 6:4, 5:7, 6:3. At the Braunschweig Challenger, Kotov reached the finals, defeating Delyen, Laaksonen, Choinsky and Wild, but eventually lost to Agamnon. In the prior Challenger in Karlsruhe, Pavel defeated Dugaz, but lost to Ridley. In Mallorca, he reached the quarterfinals, defeating Tu and Davidovitch Fokina, but lost to Harris. Earlier in the season, the player faced a series of defeats and lost four out of five matches, in the qualifying match in Mallorca he lost to Tu, and in Halle and 's-Hertogenbosch he failed to enter the main draw, losing to Hidalgo and Lesche.
Earlier, Kotov reached the semi-finals in the Troisdorf tournament, where he defeated De Lore, Atman, and Strumbachs, but lost to Gakhov in the semi-finals. In April, at the Marrakech clay tournament, Pavel also demonstrated strong performance, reaching the semi-finals. In the course of this tournament, he defeated Martinez Portero, Bonzi, and O'Connell, but lost to Muller in the semi-finals.
The athletes have not previously played against each other.
Prediction for the match Zverev - Kotov
Zverev has shown solid performance on hard courts and overall has a higher class than his opponent. I believe he will secure the victory in the upcoming match and I am betting on him.
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