Zverev bests Haase in the 1st round in Halle

Zverev topples Haase to fight against Steve Johnson in the 2nd round

Zverev on grass

Alexander Zverev downs Robin Haase 6-4 7-5 in the 1st round in Halle on Monday.

The Match

Sascha had to work hard against the Dutchman. The German sensation managed to win the 1st set after breaking Haase in the 5th game (3-2) before winning 6-4. However, Zverev was 0-3 and 2-5down in the second set before staging a sensational comeback and win 5 consecutive games. The final score was 6-4 7-5.

Zverev fired 12 aces, and he committed 7 double faults; he was battling in converting his break points as he converted only 29%.

On the other side, Haase was struggling in converting his break points as he converted only 18%. That was one of the key issues for his defeat.

After this encounter, the head to head between Zverev and Haase is 4-2 for Alexander.

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What Alexander Zverev said

After the match, Zverev said

“This is probably one of my favourite tournaments and I’m always motivated here. Last year, I played with an injury here and lost first round and this year I really want to do well. I hope this was a good start for a good tournament for me.”

Prediction and head to head Alexander Zverev vs. Steve Johnson

This will be the 2nd time that Alexander Zverev and Steve Johnson fight against each other. The head to head is 1-0 for Johnson (see full H2H stats), but they have never competed against each other on grass.

The last time that they squared off, Johnson won 7-69 7-63 in the 2nd round in Miami back in 2016.

Prediction, odds and live streaming

The pick for Tennis Tonic is Alexander Zverev who should win in 2 sets.

See updated oddsAs per the initial odds, Alexander Zverev is the pick to win this match.
Alexander Zverev -> 1.33
Steve Johnson -> 3.25

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