Alexander Zverev vs Dominic Thiem Odds and Predictions : After a long break due to Corona crisis, the ATP tour came back to business with the US open series where the Cincinnati Masters was initially played following up with the 2nd Grand slam tournament of 2020, the US Open.
With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal not being part of the tournament , it seemed a cake-walk for World No.1 Novak Djokovic, but that wasn’t the case with him getting defaulted against Carreno Busta when he mistakenly hit the line-umpire. This meant that the draw was wide open with a guaranteed new grand slam winner in six years.
Alexander Zverev vs Dominic Thiem Odds and Predictions : Semi Final Review
The first semi-final was between the young German Alexander Zverev against the Spaniard Carreno Busta. The match might go down as one of the best matches of this year after the 5th seeded Zverev overcame a 2-set deficit for the first time in his career to defeat Busta in 5-sets.
Zverev was totally down and out at 3-6, 0-5 but came back to win 6-3, 6-4 and 6-3 in the next three sets.
On the other half of the draw, it was the Australian open runner up taking on last year’s US Open runner up Daniil Medvedev in the night session. The Austrian was able to overcome the Russian challenge in what was a straight forward match with the score line reading 6-2, 7-6 (7) and 7-6(5).
This means that Thiem will take on first time grand slam finalist Zverev on Sunday for his first slam.
Alexander Zverev vs Dominic Thiem Odds and Predictions: Attack and Defence Stats
Even though the players have played little tennis in 2020, the stats are revealing as to why they have found success in this season. Thiem has played 17 Hard-Court matches this year and has won 13 matches. His average 1st serve in is at 63% and has won 77% points behind the first serve. He has also saved 66% of the break points this season and has converted 37% in the same period.
Zverev has played 18 matches on Hard Courts where he has managed 12 wins and is looking in good touch. He is strongest on his serve winning 80% of the games and has converted 36% of break point opportunities. He has also been a quality returner winning 49% points on opponent’s 2nd serve.
Alexander Zverev vs Dominic Thiem Odds and Predictions: Road to final
With almost half of the players opting out of the tournament the quality went from a grand slam to a Masters 500 really quickly. But the challenge of a big stage in a 5-setter is always there with players giving their 100% to sneak out some important wins of their career.
Alexander Zverev didn’t have a comfortable ride to the final. He faced the South African Kevin Anderson who has come back from an injury and dropped a set in the first round.
He was also seen dropping a set in the subsequent matches against Nakashima and Mannarino before enjoying a straight set win against Davidovich Fokina in the 4th round.
In the quarter-finals against Borna Coric and semis against Busta he dropped one and two sets respectively. It seems that Sascha is taking time to get to rhythm which might play a big part in the outcome of the final.
On the other hand, Thiem hasn’t broken extra sweat en route to the finals. He had a walkover against Munar in the 1st round and an easy win against young Indian talent Sumit Nagal.
But the most important challenge he faced was against the 2014 US open champ Marin Cilic which went for 4 sets with the Austrian having the upper hand. He dispatched the Canadian Felix Auger and Alex De Minaur in straight sets to make it to the last four.
Even though this match looked like a tough one, Thiem wasted no time in crushing Medvedev to make it to his 4th grand slam finals and looking for his first big title.
Alexander Zverev vs Dominic Thiem Odds and Predictions: Head to head
Looking at their rivalry over the years, it can be said that both the players have different playing style and could well be the next gen’s hot rivalry that everyone is waiting for.
While Zverev is a big server and would like to mix it up by coming in, Thiem is someone who hangs back and crushes his one handed-backhand along with some suffocating ground strokes.
The head-to-head suggests that the Austrian has controlled the overall proceedings with seven wins in nine matches whereas the German has a task in hand on Sunday night to close the gap.
The last time these two met was in the Australian open semifinal at Rod Laver Arena where Thiem rallied back after losing the first set to win 3-6, 6-4,7-6(3),7-6(4) and is on a three-match winning streak against Zverev.
The last time Zverev emerged victorious was more than two years ago in the final of Madrid open. But the German who won the 2018 Nitto ATP finals known what it takes to perform on a big stage against a tough opponent like Thiem.
Alexander Zverev vs Dominic Thiem Odds and Predictions Analysis
Just like their head-to-head, it seems that the betting platforms are also backing Dominic win to win his first ever grand slam title. According to Bet365, Dominic Thiem is expected to breeze through in the US open final. He has the odds of 1.28 while the odds of 3.75 are stacked against Sascha.
BettingExpert is also predicting a win for the Austrian. The odds for Thiem is 1.29 while the Zverev has thrice the odds of 4.20. The match is also expected to go to at least the 4th set.
According to Oddschecker, known for accumulating the odds and giving out the best odds also have the money on the 2nd seed. They have gone on to predict the best odds of 2/7 to Thiem while the German has managed 16/5 odds until now.
The Skybet platform which is a subsidiary of Sky Network has also favored Thiem. They have given the odds of 2/7 to the Australian open runner up while the first-time finalist has odds of 11/4. More than 60% of the bets are on Thiem while Zverev has about 38% of bets.