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.

See updated oddsRegarding the initial odds of bet365, Illya Marchenko is the pick to win this match.
Illya Marchenko -> 1.20
Alexey Zakharov -> 4.33

 

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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.

Illya Marchenko

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.

Alexey Zakharov

Ranked no. 403, the Russian got to the 3rd round after beating Danil Ozernoy 6-2 6-2 and Yannick Maden w/o.

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.

Live score

Follow the live score and result of this match as soon as it starts

1st
Marchenko
Zakharov
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
2nd
Marchenko
Zakharov
7-6
7
6
6
6
5
6
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
2
1
2
0
1
0
2nd
Marchenko 7-6
Marchenko
Zakharov
7
6
6
6
5
6
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
2
1
2
0
1
0
Serves
MarchenkoZakharov
7
6
0
1
1
1
2
1
3
1
4
1
5
1
5
2
6
2
MarchenkoZakharov
6
6
0
15
15
15
15
30
15
40
30
40
40
40
A
40
MarchenkoZakharov
5
6
0
15
15
15
15
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40
40
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40
40
A
40
40
40
A
40
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40
40
A
MarchenkoZakharov
5
5
15
0
15
15
30
15
40
15
40
30
MarchenkoZakharov
4
5
15
0
30
0
30
15
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15
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40
40
40
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40
40
40
A
MarchenkoZakharov
4
4
0
15
15
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30
MarchenkoZakharov
3
4
0
15
15
15
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40
A
MarchenkoZakharov
3
3
15
0
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15
MarchenkoZakharov
2
3
0
15
15
15
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15
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MarchenkoZakharov
2
2
0
15
0
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0
40
15
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MarchenkoZakharov
2
1
0
15
0
30
0
40
MarchenkoZakharov
2
0
15
0
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15
MarchenkoZakharov
1
0
15
0
30
0
30
15
40
15
1st
Marchenko 7-5
Marchenko
Zakharov
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
Serves
MarchenkoZakharov
7
5
15
0
30
0
30
15
40
15
MarchenkoZakharov
6
5
15
0
30
0
40
0
40
15
40
30
MarchenkoZakharov
5
5
0
15
15
15
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15
40
15
MarchenkoZakharov
4
5
0
15
0
30
0
40
MarchenkoZakharov
4
4
15
0
30
0
40
0
MarchenkoZakharov
3
4
15
0
30
0
30
15
30
30
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30
40
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A
40
40
40
40
A
MarchenkoZakharov
3
3
15
0
30
0
30
15
40
15
MarchenkoZakharov
2
3
15
0
15
15
15
30
30
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30
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MarchenkoZakharov
2
2
15
0
30
0
30
15
40
15
40
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40
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A
40
40
40
40
A
40
40
A
40
MarchenkoZakharov
1
2
15
0
15
15
15
30
15
40
MarchenkoZakharov
1
1
15
0
15
15
30
15
30
30
40
30
MarchenkoZakharov
0
1
0
15
15
15
15
30
30
30
30
40

H2H Performance in the tournament

Matches, sets, games and points

Points Marchenko Zakharov
Match played 1 1
Tot Set 2 2
Tot Games 17 16
Pts 65-47 57-31
Total Points 112 88
Winners 20 19
%Winners 31% 33%

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%).

Serve Performance

Serve Marchenko Zakharov
Aces 4 2
Avg per match 4 2
1st in 33/55 23/42
%1st in 60% 55%
1st pts 20/33 19/23
%1st pts 61% 83%
2nd pts 11/22 15/19
%2nd pts 50% 79%

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

Breaks Marchenko Zakharov
Won 6 4
Converted 6/9 4/6
% Converted 67% 67%
Conceded 3 2
Saved 0 2
% Saved 0% 100%
Times Broken 3 0

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.

Marchenko
R2
Fayziev
Total
Score 6-1 6-4
Tot Set 2 2
Tot Games 17 17
pts 65-47 65-47
Total points 112 112
Winners 20 20
%Winners 31% 31%
SERVE
Aces 4 4
Double Faults 1 1
1st in 33/55 33/55
% 1st in 60% 60%
1st pts 20/33 20/33
% 1st pts 61% 61%
2nd pts 11/22 11/22
% 2nd pts 50% 50%
Breaks
Won 6 6
Converted 6/9 6/9
Converted % 67% 67%
Conceded 3 3
Saved 0/3 0
Saved % 0% 0%
Times Broken 3 200
Zakharov
R1
Ozernoy
Total
Score 6-2 6-2
Tot Set 2 2
Tot Games 16 16
pts 57-31 57-31
Total points 88 88
Winners 19 19
%Winners 33% 33%
SERVE
Aces 2 2
Double Faults 1 1
1st in 23/42 23/42
% 1st in 55% 55%
1st pts 19/23 19/23
% 1st pts 83% 83%
2nd pts 15/19 15/19
% 2nd pts 79% 79%
Breaks
Won 4 4
Converted 4/6 4/6
Converted % 67% 67%
Conceded 2 2
Saved 2/2 2
Saved % 100% 100%
Times Broken 0 -100

Head 2 Head

Win Loss
Marchenko
WWWLLWWWWW
Zakharov
LWWWWWWLWL
2020 2019 2018
10 - 4
10 - 5
0-2
Hard
2-2
10-2
I Hard
7-2
0-0
Carpet
1-1

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