Dominic Thiem vs. Alexander Zverev - 1/31/20 Australian Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dominic Thiem vs. Alexander Zverev - 1/31/20 Australian Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Alexander Zverev vs. Dominic Thiem - 2020 Australian Open Semi-Final

Friday, January 31 2020

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World number 5, Dominic Thiem, meets world number 7, Alexander Zverev in the semi-final of the 2020 Australian Open on Friday, January 31 2020.

Zverev booked his spot to the semi-finals by beating Stan Wawrinka in 4 sets on Wednesday. Zverev started the match terribly, losing the first set 6-1. However, after that, the German began to find his game and did not give Stan a chance to win. Zverev served amazingly and showed us his determination to become one of the Next-Gen starts to win a Grand Slam title. Zverev has to continue this form if he wants to stand a chance of getting anywhere further in this tournament.

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Dominic Thiem displayed incredible strength and grit when defeating world number 1, Rafael Nadal, in 4 sets on Wednesday. Thiem served incredibly well and played the big points with no fear. Thiem showed us that he is going to be a Grand Slam winner and that he could do it this tournament. Thiem has the experience of going far in Grand Slams and will be looking at his next opponent with some confidence of making it to the final.

Thiem and Zverev have met 8 times before, with Dominic Thiem having a healthy H2H lead of 6-2. Thiem will come into this match as a favourite and will have all the confidence in the world of making the final. Thiem beat Zverev easily the last time they met only a couple months ago in London. Zverev will have to find another level in his game if he wants to beat Thiem who has much more experience of being this far in Slams, having gone to two GS Finals and many semi-finals too. Thiem will be able to move Zverev around the court and dictate play. Look for Thiem to make his first Australian Open final.

Thiem in 4 sets.

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Liam’s Pick Thiem in 4 sets

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