Alexander Zverev continues his quest for a maiden major title when he faces the diminutive Radu Albot in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday.
Alexander Zverev vs Radu Albot Australian Open Tips, Predictions & Preview
Alexander Zverev vs Radu Albot free Australian Open tips, predictions and preview – Zverev has won 36 of his last 41 matches…
Alexander Zverev vs Radu Albot Tips
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Alexander Zverev vs Radu Albot Match Details
🎾 Competition: Australian Open R3
🗓 Date: Friday January 20
⏰ Time: TBA
🏟 Stadium: TBA
Alexander Zverev vs Radu Albot Head to Head
Zverev leads 1-0
- 2019 | US Open R64 | Zverev 6-1 6-3 3-6 4-6 6-2
Alexander Zverev vs Radu Albot Stats
- Zverev has won 36 of his last 41 matches
- Ten of Zverev’s last 12 wins have been in straight sets
- Albot has won his last five matches from qualifying
- Albot is 0-8 vs top 10 players
- Albot has never been past R3 of a slam
- Zverev has been beyond R3 in his last eight slam appearances
Alexander Zverev vs Radu Albot Prediction & Preview
Alexander Zverev knows he has a great chance of securing his maiden major title in Melbourne as he prepares to face qualifier Radu Albot for a spot in the Australian Open fourth round on Friday.
Zverev suffered the heartbreak of losing to Dominic Thiem in the 2020 US Open final, so he knows what it takes to make it to a title match at a slam – but can he make a first Australian Open final over the next fortnight?
Novak Djokovic’s absence is of great benefit to Zverev, with the German now the highest-ranked player in the top half of the draw – and if gets past a potential clash with Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals, he will fancy his chances of playing for the title.
Zverev has looked good across his first two matches, beating Daniel Altmaier in John Millman in straight sets. There was a time the German struggled to close out slam matches in straights and that would hinder his performances later on the tournament, but Zverev has learned to become ruthlessly efficient in early rounds, which is what is needed to succeed later.
Zverev even hung back and practiced his serving after toppling Millman, further highlighting his determination to emerge triumphant in Melbourne.
Albot meanwhile would already be delighted with his tournament – the Moldovan has come through qualifying and scored two solid main draw wins over Yoshihito Nishioka and Aleksander Vukic to make the third round of the Australian Open for the second straight year.
However, Albot is a fairly limited player when it comes to facing the game’s elite – he simply doesn’t have the weapons, serve or firepower to be competitive. Albot has lost all eight of his matches against the top 10 and that almost certainly will be extended to nine on Friday.
Albot did force Zverev to five sets at the US Open in 2019, but the Zverev of today knows how to close out matches quickly and that’s exactly what I think will happen in this clash.