The Nitto ATP Finals tournament takes place in London, and in this analysis I will detail the group match between Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev, and I will conclude with the related bet.
London is a town of 8.9 million people, founded by the Romans as Londinium.
This tournament is large, with a prize pool of $ 5,700,000.
The host is the O2 Arena complex, which has land covered with a fast, indoor hard drive.
In the Tokyo 1970 group we have Medvedev, Schwartzman, Djokovic and Zverev.
Novak Djokovic: Team form, news and statistics
Novak Djokovic is a 33-year-old Serb, ranked 1st in the ATP.
And Djokovic is one of the best tennis players of his generation, compared and comparable in many ways to Nadal and Federer, although he does not have so many fans and the same positive image.
But as numbers are there, Novak has 17 grand slam tournaments, 36 Masters, a record, now pursuing a number of other records, the most desired of his words being to overtake Federer in the number of weeks spent in first place ATP.
Then Djokovic will change his strategy, will not participate in many tournaments and will focus on grand slams.
At the moment, things are going well, he being towards the end of his career but still dominating the circuit, finishing for the 6th year on the first place in the world ranking.
There are also negative things, more and more, those that will go down in history being his disqualification from the US Open because he hit a referee and maybe the infinity of this PTPA organization which is again in the spotlight after a new mini scandal with ATP .
Otherwise, Novak has caused controversy by his anti-vaccination statements, by the fact that he agrees to give up 5-set matches in grand slam tournaments and by his non-fight in Vienna and subsequent statement.
Here its shape is difficult to estimate. He easily passed Schwartzman, which was normal, but then lost very clearly to Medvedev. Thus, things are complicated for Novak, needing a victory to reach the semifinals, where he will play with a rested Thiem.
In 2019 he has semifinals in Doha, Australian Open title, quarterfinals in Monte Carlo, Madrid title, Rome final, Roland Garros semifinals, Wimbledon title, Cincinnati semifinals, Tokyo title, Shanghai quarterfinals and title in Paris.
And in 2020 he has a title at the Australian Open, a title at Dubai, a title at ATP Cincinnati, a title at Rome, a final at Roland Garros and a quarter-final in Vienna.
🔺Here: – 6-3 6-2 with Schwartzman (9th place ATP), winning 78% balls with the first service, 60% with the second, offering 2 break balls (1 saved)
– 3-6 3-6 with Medvedev (4th place ATP), winning 65% balls with the first service, 44% with the second, offering 8 break balls (5 saved)
Alexander Zverev: Team form, news and statistics
Alexander Zverev is a 23-year-old German, ranked 7th in the ATP.
And Zverev is a good player, an athlete who is very young but has already achieved some important performances on the circuit, having Masters titles in Rome, Madrid or the Canadian Open.
He was up to 3rd place in the world, he has a trophy even here in 2018, being constantly in the top 10 and probably remaining in the future in the elite.
In addition, Alexander sees an evolution, a maturation, especially in grand slams playing better, having a semifinal this year at the Australian Open and a final at the US Open, lost dramatically after serving for the match.
His problems remain mentally, having problems concentrating, playing poorly under pressure and sometimes committing many double mistakes, even here having 3 consecutive with Medvedev.
And in these conditions, a break can easily give way.
In addition, there is the extra sports issue, a large-scale one in the foreign press, he being accused of abusing his ex-girlfriend.
In 2019 he has the final in Acapulco, the quarterfinals in Munich, the quarterfinals in Madrid, the title in Geneva, the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, the quarterfinals in Halle, the semifinals in Hamburg, the quarterfinals in Montreal, the semifinals in Beijing, final in Shanghai and semifinals in the ATP Finals.
And in 2020 he has semifinals at the Australian Open, final at the US Open, title at ATP Cologne 1, title at ATP Cologne 2 and final in Paris.
🔺Here:- 3-6 4-6 with Medvedev (4th place ATP), winning 69% balls with the first service, 21% with the second, offering 9 break points (6 saved)
– 6-3 4-6 6-3 with Schwartzman (9th place ATP), winning 73% of the ball with the first serve, 38% with the second, offering 9 break points (6 saved)
🎾Statistics of direct matches Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev
In the direct meetings the score is 3-2 for Djokovic, the last one taking place in 2019 at Roland Garros when Novak won 7-5 6-2 6-2.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev
Novak Djokovic has his back to the wall here, a defeat also means his elimination from the competition, for the second time in a row in the group stage.
Djokovic played well with Schwartzman and poorly with Medvedev, but it is hard to believe that he can play two consecutive games modestly. In addition, he needs a short victory, having a potential semifinal with Thiem on Saturday.
Alexander Zverev played modestly in both matches here, clearly losing to Medvedev and overtaking Schwartzman, serving poorly in both matches, for example with Diego losing his job 3 times.
And now under pressure it is possible to serve even weaker. I consider that Djokovic will impose at least 2 games difference, my prediction going on this idea at a odds offered by Betano sports betting.
Bet Tips: Novak Djokovic -1.5 handicap games