Sascha Zverev and Dominic Thiem are great friends off court, but fierce competitors on court. They are going to clash for a place in the Australian Open final where they will face an in-form Novak Djokovic.
Live rankings, H2H, Prediction
Dominic is currently the world no.4 (career-high) in the live rankings after leapfrogging Daniil Medvedev. If he wins the tournament, he will be the new world no.3.
Sascha is still no.7 in the live ranking and he can snatch the 6th place from Tsitsipas if he conquers Melbourne.
The prediction is Thiem winning in 5 sets.
Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev played each other 8 times. The head to head is 6-2 for Thiem. The last time that they locked horns, Dominic Thiem won 7-5 6-3 in the semifinal in London (Nitto ATP Finals) in November 2019.
You can see them in action in the following highlights.
Currently ranked no.5, the Austrian has a 6-2 win-loss record in 2020. Dominic is now having a run at the Australian Open where he toppled Adrian Mannarino 6-3 7-5 6-2, Alex Bolt 6-2 5-7 6-75 6-1 6-2, Taylor Harry Fritz 6-2 6-4 6-75 6-4, Gael Monfils 6-2 6-4 6-4 and Rafael Nadal 7-63 7-64 4-6 7-66.
Dominic won 16 titles in his career: 3 on hard courts, 10 on clay courts, 2 on indoor courts and 1 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)
Zverev at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2020
Ranked no.7, the German has a 5-3 win-loss record in 2020. The German is playing at the Australian Open where he toppled Marco Cecchinato 6-4 7-64 6-3, Egor Gerasimov 7-65 6-4 7-5, Fernando Verdasco 6-2 6-2 6-4, Andrey Rublev 6-4 6-4 6-4 and Stan Wawrinka 1-6 6-3 6-4 6-2.
Alexander won 11 titles in his career: 3 on hard courts, 5 on clay courts and 3 on indoor courts. (See the list of his titles)
Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev
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