Alexander Zverev v Frances Tiafoe Odds and Picks

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by Matt Porter
August 28th 2019, 7:30am

We continue our previews of the second-round matches at the US Open with another exciting contest at Flushing Meadows tomorrow afternoon.

A battle with two of the most exciting superstars on the tour as Alexander Zverev faces off against the young American player Frances Tiafoe, we get underway at around 11am Eastern time. This is the third time they have met already in a slam event.

Money Line

We have been waiting a long time for the young German superstar to make his big breakthrough on the tour and maybe the US Open in 2019 will finally be it for Alexander Zverev.

He’ll have to be better though than he was in his opening match as yet again he struggled to put away an opponent that he should have cruised past in straight sets.

It was Romanian journeyman Radu Albot this time and after making short work of the first two sets he somehow managed to lose the next two before coming through comfortably in a decider, a repeat of that performance here will probably see an early exit from New York.

Recent form hasn’t been great for him either, he went out early in Cincinnati and lost in the last four in Hamburg, prior to that he went out in the first round at Wimbledon and he realizes himself it’s time for him to start producing.

Frances TiafoeFrances Tiafoe is playing the best tennis of his young career so far and after a great run at ATP Winston Salem where he only lost in the last four to the big-serving Polish player Hubert Hurcakz he should be ready to announce himself to a wider audience at the US Open.

Set Betting

Game Handicap

The first round was pretty comfortable for him as he won the first two sets against Ivo Karlovic before his opponent decided to retire in the third with the match slipping away from him.

What was really impressive about the performance was the way he returned and even carrying an injury it’s a serious effort to break the serve of the big Croat three times in two sets, Tiafoe is getting a reputation as a fantastic returner and this was further proof of that.

The German player leads the H2H between these two by a 3-1 scoreline, Tiafoe won the meeting between them in Cincinnati two years ago but the German has won the other three, two on hard and one on grass.

Crucially, Zverev has won the two meetings between the players in Grand Slam events, at both the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Our Pick

Alexander Zverev to win the match pays out at -175 with FanDuel.

Frances Tiafoe is going to have a wonderful career but this match here could be one that comes a bit too quick for him.

Despite the troubles Zverev is having right now, he does have a game that matches up very well against the American and you would back him to dominate from the back of the court.

He’s won both duels between the two in slam events and he should make it three here tomorrow.