TennisSection previews the 2021 French Open as Alexander Zverev (6) meets Laslo Djere in the Third Round on Thursday June 3rd, 2021.
Sixth seeded German Alexander Zverev is considered one of the main candidates for the title here at the 2021 French Open. Can the unseeded Serbian Laslo Djere cause the massive upset and dump the world number six out in the Third Round? Or will Zverev continue his strong clay court season, advancing to the Round of 16 here at Roland Garros 2021?
Alexander Zverev is currently ranked #6 in the ATP world rankings, and is the sixth seed here at the 2021 French Open. The German has established his status as a top contender for the crown here at Roland Garros, but didn’t inspire confidence with a poor performance early on against Oscar Otte. Though he recovered well to come back from two sets down, he will have to be much better if he is to contend here. He was much improved during his straight sets win over Roman Safiullin, and hopefully is back to his best. Zverev enters this match against Lasjo Djere as the big favorite, but should be careful as this will be the toughest opponent that he has faced so far. Djere has won two titles on the surface before and should not be taken lightly here at Roland Garros 2021.
Laslo Djere is ranked #55 in the world, and has been as high as #27 in the ATP world rankings. The Serbian has had some strong performances on clay throughout his career, including titles in Rio and Sardinia, but has been poor so far this season. He has started his 2021 French Open campaign strongly however, with impressive wins over Corentin Moutet and Miomir Kecmanovic, both matches that he was expected to lose. Djere is a good player when he is in form, and that seems to be the case here at Roland Garros 2021. Despite this, he enters this match against Alexander Zverev, but if the German is not at his best, this match could be interesting.
This will be the second meeting between the two players, with Alexander Zverev leading the head to head series 1-0. They played earlier this year in Acapulco, with the German winning in straight sets. I expect this to be a straight sets win for Zverev here. Djere is a tough opponent on this surface, but he is not at the required level to compete with Zverev here. He is now rounding into form here at the 2021 French Open, and I expect him to only get better from here. Alexander Zverev will win here and advance to the Round of 16 here at Roland Garros 2021.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Alexander Zverev to win.