TennisSection previews the 2021 Cincinnati Open as Alexander Zverev takes on Guido Pella in the Round of 16 on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021.
Will Alexander Zverev get an easy win? Will Guido Pella pull off the upset? This match will be an interesting one, where we will see if Zverev is still playing some unbelievable tennis and whether or not he can go all the way. Who will move on to quarterfinals at the 2021 Cincinnati Open?
Alexander Zverev is obviously one of the best players in the world at the moment, using his enormous serve and groundstrokes to win the olympic gold in Tokyo this year. He’s been playing some extremely consistent tennis and it’s definitely hard to see him losing this match against Guido Pella, an older player on the ATP Tour. Pella shouldn’t pose many problems for Zverev, simply due to ranking, difference in level, fitness, almost anything you can think of will favor Alexander in this match. As long as he doesn’t hit many double faults and is able to consistently put the ball deep in the court and pull the trigger at the right times as he’s been able to do time and time again, he should be in for a relatively easy win to make it to the quarterfinals of the 2021 Cincinnati Open.
Guido Pella came through to the round of 16 defeating two top opponents in David Goffin and Fabio Fognini. Granted, both of those guys have been very inconsistent in the last couple of years and often lose early in tournaments. Converting on only 4/15 break points against Fabio Fogini today will not be good enough for any opportunities he gets against Alexander Zverev on his serve, which will be much less than 15. Zverev has been known to be a bit of a loose cannon himself, especially before this season, so it is totally possible that Guido will have some opportunities on some second serves on big points to attack Alexander and get some chances to break. On those opportunities, he’ll have to go for it, which means hit huge and go for a lot of winners, since he won’t be getting them very often he’ll have to make sure that he has a chance of capitalizing on some of those opportunities, even if it’s high risk tennis. Let’s see if he’ll be able to do that and challenge Zverev for a spot in the quarterfinals at the 2021 Cincinnati Open.
Alexander Zverev and Guido Pella have met once before, with Alexander Zverev leading the head to head 1-0. Their one and only meeting was in 2017 on the clay, with Zverev winning easily. If he could do that on clay 4 years ago, imagine what would happen now on his best surface. As long as Zverev stays consistent, I don’t see many problems for him, I’m sure he’ll be able to step into the court and attack Pella from everywhere on the court, being able to produce his hard hitting and deep groundstroke tennis that has gotten him to this point. I expect for Zverev to get a nice and straightforward win to propel himself to the quarterfinals at the 2021 Cincinnati Open.
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