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Alexander Zverev vs Nikoloz Basilashvili: Prediction and Betting Tips

05:00, Jul 28 2021
Alexander Zverev vs Nikoloz Basilashvili prediction for the Olympic Games men’s single’s clash at Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo. World number five and fourth seed Alexander Zverev takes on Nikoloz Basilashvili ranked 41 in the first-ever Olympic Games for both players. Read along for our free prediction and betting tips.

Alexander Zverev chasing a medal podium

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev is showing top form in Tokyo as he reached the third round after two convincing wins in the first two rounds. The German has a 9-5 win / loss record on hard courts this season winning two ATP tour titles in Acapulco on hard court and Madrid on clay.

In both matches in Tokyo, Zverev was very impressive, especially on his serve. The German hasn’t lost his serve yet in the Olympics and faced just one breakpoint in his match against Lu.

Zverev is a very strong favorite to go far in the Olympics. He will face a tougher opponent in the third round which will be a test for the upcoming rounds.

Zverev key stats

  • In his first two matches in Tokyo, Zverev won 86% of the points on his first serve
  • The number of winners per match hit by Zverev is 24
  • The average number of games per match played by Zverev in Tokyo is 16

Nikoloz Basilashvili aiming to surprise his opponent

The Georgian world number 41 is in the third round of the Olympic Games in his first appearance. He had an easy opening match beating Carballes Baena in straight sets but needed three sets to overcome Italian Sonego in the second round.

Basilashvili has won two of his career five titles this year. The first was on the hard courts of Doha and the second in Munich on clay. He didn’t perform well in the Grand Slams and has a 1-3 record having lost to Andy Murray in Wimbledon. The Georgian has beaten Zverev once in his career on clay and lost three times.

Basilashvili Key Stats

  • Basilashvili has played 23 games per match in Tokyo
  • The number of times Basilashvili’s serve was broken is five in two matches
  • 57% is the average points won by Basilashvili on his second serve

Alexander Zverev vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Prediction

With the way Zverev is playing at the moment, it is hard to see him being troubled in this match. The German’s service is impeccable winning 86% of the points on his first serve. Zverev is the overwhelming favorite to win the match with odds of 1.08 at Vbet.

Basilashvili needs to be at his best to have a chance of winning. The Georgian must focus on his returns and attack any second serves he gets from Zverev. Basilashvili has lost all three meetings with Zverev on hard courts.

The service break market offers odds of 1.66 for under 4.5 breaks in the match. Considering the way Zverev is serving, it’s highly unlikely that the Geman will lose his serve often in this match.

Alexander Zverev vs Nikoloz Basilashvili Betting Tips

Under 4.5 Breaks 1.66 at Vbet

Basilashvili to win over 6.5 games 1.56 at Vbet

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