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Alexander Zverev vs Matteo Berrettini: Madrid Open Finals Prediction | Preview | H2H Stats

Fifth seed Alexander Zverev faces the eighth-seeded Matteo Berrettini in the finals of the Mutua Madrid Open.

Alexander Zverev vs Matteo Berrettini: Madrid Open Preview

Zverev comfortably defeated the third seed, Dominic Thiem 6-3 6-4 in the semifinals of the Madrid Open. The German smashed 6 aces and clinched 78% of his first-serve points. 

It was Alexander Zverev's first victory against Thiem after suffering 4 losses in a row and a second win on clay against the Austrian.

“It is going to mean a lot to me if I can win the final, I am definitely looking forward to playing another big final and I hope I can turn it my way this time," said Alexander Zverev eager to get his hands on the prestigious Madrid Masters title again.

On the other hand, Matteo Berrettini overcame the challenge of the 16th seed Casper Ruud beating him 6-4 6-4 in the semis. 

The Italian fired 5 aces, claimed 91% of his first-serve points, pounded 24 winners, and also converted 2 out of 3 breakpoints. The World number 10 lost only 8 points on his serve throughout the match. 

Zverev vs Berrettini: Live Streaming & Match Timing

The 2021 Madrid Open Final match between Alexander Zverev and Matteo Berrettini can be streamed live on Tennis TV YouTube channel. The match starts at 6:30 PM Central European Time (CET). 

Alexander Zverev vs Matteo Berrettini: Head to Head Record

Alexander Zverev leads the head-to-head record 2-1 against Matteo Berrettini on the ATP Tour. 

They are tied 1-1 on clay after facing two times in the second round of the Rome Masters in 2018 and 2019.  

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An eye-catching battle between two big-servers as Zverev (22 aces) and Berrettini (31 aces) will lock horns against each other in the Madrid Open finals. Image Credits - ATP Tour

Alexander Zverev vs Berrettini: Madrid Open: Key Stats

  • Alexander 'Sascha' Zverev will aim to win the Madrid Open for the second time in his career after winning it in 2018 (defeated Thiem in straight sets).
  • Matteo Berrettini is playing in his first-ever ATP Masters final.
  • Sascha Zverev is yet to drop a set in this ATP Masters 1000 tournament.
  • Sascha has a fantastic 14-2 win-loss record in the Madrid Masters.
  • Matteo Berrettini is making his debut at the Madrid Open.
  • If Alexander Zverev wins the Madrid Open finals, he will clinch his 15th ATP singles title in his career. 
  • Berrettini is on an eight-match winning streak on the red dirt.

Alexander Zverev vs Matteo Berrettini: Madrid Open Finals Game Analysis

Apart from his big serves above the range of 215 kph, Alexander Zverev has also played attacking tennis with strong returns to the forehand of his opponents. His cross-court forehand has been strong in Madrid giving him enough firepower from the baseline.

Zverev has won an impressive 78.75% of points on his first serve in four matches at the Caja Magica. He has utilized the high bounce to his advantage. 

Matteo Berrettini has continued his good form on clay after clinching the Belgrade Open in April. 

The Italian is a ferocious hitter of the ball and possesses a lightning-fast racquet speed. The 8th seed is an aggressive returner and also has a big-serve with a powerful forehand. 

The scintillating showdown between two big-servers could be decided based on their attacking returns and putting more pressure from the baseline. 

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Who is your pick? Will Zverev reign supreme? or will Berrettini pull off a stunning win? Image Credits - ATP Tour

The high altitude conditions in Madrid help his heavy returns. The German will also have to be wary of the wicked backhand slice of the World number 10, Berrettini.

Zverev's better backhand, composure under pressure, and superior groundstrokes give him the slight edge against Berretini though the Italian could drag to the third set.

Prediction - Alexander Zverev to win in three sets against Matteo Berrettini and win the Madrid Open title

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