Alexander Zverev vs Taylor Fritz Wimbledon Tennis Picks and Predictions 7/3/21
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Taylor Fritz vs Alexander Zverev
Saturday, July 3
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Taylor Fritz and Alexander Zverev meet Saturday in the third round of the 2021 tennis Wimbledon.
Taylor Fritz is coming off a five sets win over Steve Johnson that took 56 games to decide. In the victory, Fritz won 72 percent of his first serve points and 57 percent of his second serve points. Fritz won 66 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his 19 break points. Fritz needed to play five sets despite winning the first two, and he hit 24 aces and 58 winners in the victory. With nine sets already played, fatigue could be an issue for the 23-year-old American. Fritz has six career wins over top-10 players and five of those wins came in 2019. Fritz looks to make his first career grand slam fourth round appearance. Fritz has won eight of his last nine matches on grass court.
Alexander Zverev is coming off a straight sets win over Tennys Sandgren that took 29 games to decide. In the victory, Zverev won 84 percent of his first serve points and 79 percent of his second serve points. Zverev won 83 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his 10 break points. Zverev saved his only break point and had 36 winners with just 18 unforced errors. Zverev hasn’t dropped a set yet this tournament and has played extremely clean tennis overall. Zverev hopes to make his seventh straight grand slam fourth round trip. Zverev has made the fourth round of Wimbledon just one time. Zverev has won three of his last four matches on grass court.
Zverev has won two of the three matches against Fritz, including a meeting in the 2018 Wimbledon. However, Fritz beat Zverev in the most recent match in 2019 Basel.
Fritz is capable of winning this match when he’s playing his best and he has this fiery attitude that elevates his game. However, there’s fatigue concerns with Fritz after playing nearly four hours in the second round. Zverev is fresh and rolling.
Competitive match, but I give it to Zverev in four sets.