Illya Marchenko and Alexey Zakharov will fight against each other in the 3rd round of the Nur-Sultan Challenger for the 1st time in their career. They are scheduled to compete on Thursday at 12:00 pm on COURT 1. Here the head to head stats and the relative prediction.
Prediction, odds and who is the favorite
The pick for Tennis Tonic is Illya Marchenko that should win in 2 sets.
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Prediction and head to head Illya Marchenko vs. Alexey Zakharov
There is no head to head record between Illya Marchenko and Alexey Zakharov since this will be the first time that they will face off in the main tour.
Ranked no. 209, Marchenko got to the 3rd round after defeating Sanjar Fayziev 6-1 6-4.
In the 2nd round, Marchenko had a good straight sets win against Fayziev (6-1 6-4). During the match Marchenko scored 65 points vs Fayziev’s 47. Illya was extremely aggressive to blast 20 winners.
Talking about serving, Marchenko blasted 4 aces and he committed only 1 double fault for the entire match. Illya Marchenko lost the serve 3 times. Furthermore, Marchenko put 60% of his first serves in, winning 61% (20/33) of the points behind his 1st serve and 50% (11/22) on the 2nd serve. The Ukrainian broke Fayziev 6 times after converting 67% of his break points (6/9).
Marchenko has a solid record in the last 10 years having won 67% of his matches (575-289). 10-3 on indoor hard courts in 2020. In connection with his performance on the same surface of this tournament, Marchenko has a 299-222 record in the last 10 years on indoor hard courts.
Marchenko’s best result of the year was reaching the semi-finals in the Bergamo Challenger.
Marchenko has a 10-5 win-loss record in 2020, 10-3 on indoor hard courts (See FULL STATS).
Last year in the The Nur-Sultan Challenger
Marchenko didn’t compete in the The Nur-Sultan Challenger in 2019.
In the 1st round, Zakharov had a good straight sets win against Ozernoy (6-2 6-2). During the match Zakharov scored 57 points vs Ozernoy’s 31. Alexey was extremely aggressive to blast 19 winners.
Talking about serving, Zakharov blasted 2 aces and he committed only 1 double fault for the entire match. Alexey Zakharov was extremely effective on serve to win 83% (19/23) of his 1st serve and 79% (15/19) on the second serve. This was the main reason for not conceding a single break during the match. Zakharov broke Ozernoy 4 times after converting 67% of his break points (4/6).
Zakharov has a fantastic record in the last 4 years having won 75% of his matches (48-16). 7-1 on indoor hard courts in 2020. Regarding his performance on the same surface of this tournament, Zakharov has a 99-52 record in the last 4 years on indoor hard courts.
Zakharov’s best result of the year was reaching the final in M25 Aktobe.
The Russian has a 10-4 win-loss record in 2020, 7-1 on indoor hard courts (See FULL STATS).
Last year in the The Nur-Sultan Challenger
The Russian didn’t play in the The Nur-Sultan Challenger in 2019.
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H2H Performance in the tournament
Matches, sets, games and points
Both Marchenko and Zakharov played 1 matche. Both players have not conceded a single set in this event so far. Talking about their workload, Marchenko and Zakharov have played the same amount of sets 2. However, Marchenko played 1 games more than Zakharov. Illya scored 20 winners (31% on total points). On the other side, Alexey blasted 19 winners (33%).
|Avg per match||4||2|
Marchenko blasted 4 aces . Zakharov blasted 2 aces . Marchenko won 61% points behind his first serve. He had a solid display on his second serve to win 50% of the points. On the other side, Zakharov won 83% points behind his first serve. He had a solid display on his second serve to win 79% of the points.
How they played the important points
Illya broke his opponent 6 times with 67% conversion rate. Marchenko conceded his serve 3 times and he saved 0% of the break points that he conceded. Zakharov broke his opponent 4 times with 67% conversion rate. The Russian was rock solid on his serve as he has never conceded a single service game after saving 2 break points.
|% 1st in||60%||60%|
|% 1st pts||61%||61%|
|% 2nd pts||50%||50%|
|% 1st in||55%||55%|
|% 1st pts||83%||83%|
|% 2nd pts||79%||79%|
Head 2 Head
Tennis Scores in Sultan Challenger
- Tallon GriekspoorGriekspoor – Nino SerdarusicSerdarusic (6-3 7-65) – See score progression
- Aslan KaratsevKaratsev – Robin HaaseHaase (7-65 6-1) – See score progression
- Mats MoraingMoraing – Enzo CouacaudCouacaud (w/o) – See score progression
- Kimmer CoppejansCoppejans – Lukas KleinKlein (3-6 6-4 6-1) – See score progression
- Mohamed SafwatSafwat – Grigoriy LomakinLomakin (6-2 6-4) – See score progression
- Illya MarchenkoMarchenko – Sanjar FayzievFayziev (6-1 6-4) – See score progression
- Bernabe Zapata MirallesZapata Miralles – Viktor DurasovicDurasovic (6-1 6-4) – See score progression
- Elias YmerYmer – Szymon WalkowWalkow (6-1 7-67) – See score progression
- Jesper De JongDe Jong – Ramkumar RamanathanRamanathan (6-2 6-2) – See score progression
- Arthur De GreefDe Greef – Frederico Ferreira SilvaFerreira Silva (4-0 ret.) – See score progression
- Botic Van De ZandschulpVan De Zandschulp – Simon FreundFreund (6-2 7-5) – See score progression
- Alexey ZakharovZakharov – Yannick MadenMaden (w/o) – See score progression
- Roman SafiullinSafiullin – Aleksandr NedovesovNedovesov (w/o) – See score progression
- Jurij RodionovRodionov – Tobias KamkeKamke (6-3 7-63) – See score progression
- Mikael TorpegaardTorpegaard – Denis YevseyevYevseyev (6-1 7-67) – See score progression
- Pavel KotovKotov – Dmitry PopkoPopko (6-3 7-64) – See score progression
- Nenad ZimonjicZimonjic – (0-0) – See H2H details
- Illya MarchenkoMarchenko – Alexey ZakharovZakharov (0-0) – See H2H details
- Mohamed SafwatSafwat – Tallon GriekspoorGriekspoor (0-0) – See H2H details
- Arthur De GreefDe Greef – Aslan KaratsevKaratsev (0-0) – See H2H details
- Mats MoraingMoraing – Pavel KotovKotov (0-0) – See H2H details
- Mikael TorpegaardTorpegaard – Jesper De JongDe Jong (0-0) – See H2H details
- Botic Van De ZandschulpVan De Zandschulp – Roman SafiullinSafiullin (0-0) – See H2H details
- Elias YmerYmer – Kimmer CoppejansCoppejans (1-1) – See H2H details
- Jurij RodionovRodionov – Bernabe Zapata MirallesZapata Miralles (0-0) – See H2H details