Zverev vs Goffin
QF in Rome between Alex Zverev and David Goffin.
Just see the winning row of the German- 2 titles in a row in Munich and Madrid and 11 also 11 wins in a row. What's more- last 10 wins are in straight sets. This winning row of sets was so close to be stopped today by Edmund after so many ups and downs by both of them in the match, especially in the 2nd set and in the crazy tiebreak they had. Zverev has to defend his title, but i doubt he can do it..he looks more and more exhausted during the matches and that's pretty normal after so many matches played. The main proof about that are the easy unforced errors he did in the last matches, he is not as fresh as he was in Munich and now he will face such uncomfortable opponent on clay.
Goffin can do much better on clay that QF or SF.. that's his best surface for sure and he has the qualities to beat even the best in the world on clay if he has a perfect day and his shots are precisely. It will be difficult match for both of the players for sure, but I see something in Goffin's performance which is the key for my tip here- he wins his games much more comfortable without so much drama and lot of deuces and breaks. He's really good at return and if Zverev shows the weaknesses like today against Edmund, he can even lose the match, believe me, Goffin is almost in top form here in Rome. The Belgian has also some ups and downs and it's hard for me to predict who will win here, that's the reason I will go with over- in this case over 21.5 games. I believe it will a 3-set match where the winner is absolutely not clear in my eyes. They have 2 matches with 1 win for both of them. Last one was on clay in Munich and Zverev won in 3 sets in front of the home crowd.
This match seems to be really long as time spent on the court. I don't see how any of them will give up so easy and I am confident Goffin will take at least a set and will finish Zverev's row of winning sets. Easy over here!
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Zverev vs Goffin prediction
|over 21.5 games||Pinnacle||1.77||10||28 WON (+7.7 units)|