Seeded no.1, Sascha had a great start of his clay court season after he defeated Denis Istomin in the opening match in Marrakech 6-4 6-4. Sascha never dropped his serve for the entire match and therefore breaking Istomin once per set was enough for him to win the match in straight sets.
The world no. 60, Munar, managed to win his first-round match against Bagnis in two straight sets with a 6-1 7-6 (3) scoreline. The Spaniard is recording a decent year after he reached the quarters in Auckland, Cordoba, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro.
H2H Alexander Zverev vs. Jaume Munar
This will be the first head to head match between these two at ATP level. With his current form and superior skills on the clay court, Zverev is the favorite to win this match with relative ease. Unless Munar can produce something extraordinary, he can only expect to give a tough fight at his best.