John Isner vs Alexander Zverev Tennis Prediction
These two players met in the final of Miami Open earlier this season when John Isner fought back from a set down to win the biggest title of his career.
Alexander Zverev, who leads the H2H 3-1, can be extremely solid both on serve and return which makes him a tough opponent for someone like John Isner (lacks variety). That said, Isner is very much capable of forcing a tiebreaker, and anything is possible from there.
John Isner News
John Isner served 32 aces and won 80% of his first serve points during his three-set comeback win over Pablo Cuevas in the round of 16. This win on clay will give a lot of confidence for the American considering Cuevas is an extremely prolific player in these conditions, and he also made the semifinal of Madrid Masters in 2017.
John Isner, who is seeded #7 and got a first-round bye in Madrid, has played five sets so far this week and all five sets went to the tiebreaker, with him winning four of them.
The world #9 John Isner has entered ten tournaments so far in 2018 and failed to win consecutive matches in eight of them. But the only time he registered back-to-back wins, he went on to win the title, at the Miami Open a few weeks back.
The big-serving American previously made the quarterfinal of Madrid Masters once in 2015, when he was knocked out in three sets by Tomas Berdych. That was also his last (recent) appearance in this tournament.
Alexander Zverev News
Second seed Alexander Zverev secured his second straight set win of the week by defeating Leonardo Mayer 6-4 6-2 in the round of 16.
This is the German’s third quarterfinal appearance in an ATP Masters 1000 event this season, and he managed to win the previous two against Richard Gasquet in Monte Carlo and Borna Coric in Miami.
Alexander Zverev must be high on confidence after defending his Munich title last week. It was the seventh title of his career with two of them coming at the Masters 1000 events (Rome 2017 and Canada 2017), which is quite impressive for someone who just turned 21.
Tennis Prediction: Alexander Zverev