Marrakech. Alexander Zverev and Denis Istomin will play their first-round match at the ATP Marrakech 2019. They are scheduled to play the match at Court Central as the 4th match. Therefore they are expected to play around 5 PM local time.
One of the youngest world no.3 in history at the age of 21, Alexander Zverev has been seeded No.1 for ATP Marrakech 2019. The right-handed tennis sensation has an 8-4 win/loss record in 2019. His recent form has been a bit patchy since he failed to go beyond the second round in the Miami and third round in the India Wells ATP tournament due to a viral illness.
He has always been a strong performer on the clay courts and has claimed it to be his favorite surface to play on.
The world no. 104, Denis Istomin might be a national hero in Uzbekistan, but his recent form has been anything but impressive. Regular injuries have marred his career and his recent record is also not very impressive, 6 wins against 9 losses in 2019. He has worked on his body to get in better shape, but the season still remains a struggle for him.
H2H Alexander Zverev vs Denis Istomin
Both these players have played head to head only once in the past in 2015 at Cincinnati. Zverev easily sailed past Istomin with 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
Unless Istomin can produce his A-game, this match is expected to be easy going for Zverev.