Another tennis tip and this time I'm talking about the second single semifinal between Zverev and Shapovalov. Nobody was expecting Shapovalov arriving in semifinals but his dreams in this tournament will end today.
Shapovalov will be very tired today. This is his first big semifinal on a main event but he have played in almost every match more than 2 hours. In fact, he has played 2.27 hours against Dutra da Silva saving 4 matches points, 1.45 hours against del Potro, 2.49 hours against Nadal and 2.27 hours against Mannarino. He won only against del Potro in straight sets. At this point of the tournament, I don't see able to win a set against Zverev...he will be tired physically and mentally and he showed that is was tired physycall already against Mannarino even if he was able to comeback after losing the first set. It's true that he will have the support of his crowd that helped him a lot in the previous matches but he will be very tired...Zverev is a young player and he is much more better accustomed to play these kind of matches.
Alexander Zverev on the other hand, won in Washington last week losing only a set in the first round. Also, he is playing amazing in this tournament as he won in 3 sets first round match against Gasquet (saving a match point with a 49 shots rally) and as he won in straight sets against Kyrgios and Anderson. He is serving very good (not in the last match) but he will be much more fresh as he lost only a set against Gasquet, and he played one less match then Shapovalov. Zverev is fully motivated...he is very focused on every single moment of the match especially on clutch points...he is conceding not a lot of break points and he will win this one easily in my opinion.
Odds for Zverev to win in straight sets are not that high. If you want to risk, you can try under but I prefere to stay safe in this case.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- Odds-172 Betfair
- Match result0-2 (+5.80)