Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas will compete in the Italian Open Semifinal for the 12th time in their careers. They will compete on CENTER COURT at 8:30 am ET on Saturday, May 14. We will analyze their Match Preview, head-to-head performance, how to watch, and prediction in this article.
Zverev vs Tsitsipas Match Details
- Tournament: 2022 Italian Open Semifinal
- Match: Zverev vs Tsitsipas
- Time: 8:30 am ET on Saturday, May 14
- Round: Semi-Final
- Venue: Center Court, Rome, Italy
- Surface: Claycourt
- Prize Money: €5,415,410
- Live telecast: USA – Tennis Channel, Sling TV | UK – Amazon Prime Video.
Alexander Zverev‘s season hasn’t started off well, with a fourth-round exit at the Australian Open and a disastrous Golden Swing. Despite this, he reached the final of the Open Sud de France competition and began the clay season on a high note by reaching the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters. He also reached the final of the Madrid Open, where he was defeated by Carlos Alcaraz.
Zverev arrived in Rome after finishing runner-up at the Madrid Open. Following a first-round bye, the World No. 3 won the second round of the Italian Open 7-6 (6), 6-3 over Sebastian Baez. He then beat Alex de Minaur 6-3, 7-6 (5) to earn his 100th Masters 1000 victory.
Zverev is a returning tournament champion, having won the trophy in 2017, and is now just a couple of games away from claiming his second title.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, like Zverev, is now ranked among the greatest players in the world. He reached the semifinals of the Australian Open earlier this year, then the final of the Rotterdam Open before losing in the quarterfinals of the Marseille Open. He then advanced to the Mexican Open semifinals before a disappointing showing at the Golden Swing. Back on clay, his preferred surface, he defended his Monte Carlo championship before reaching the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open. Last week, he advanced to the semifinals in Madrid.
Tsitsipas, ranked fifth, advanced to the semifinals by defeating Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 5-7 7-64, Karen Khachanov 4-6 6-0 6-3, and Jannik Sinner 7-65 6-2. Tsitsipas defeated Sinner in straight sets in the quarterfinals (7-65 6-2). Tsitsipas scored 86 points against Sinner’s 77 during the contest. Tsitsipas was quite aggressive, blasting 44 wins.
Tsitsipas has the most Tour victories this year and has already won a clay title, the Monte Carlo Masters.
When is Zverev vs Tsitsipas?
- Date: Saturday, May 14
- Time: 8:30 am ET
Location of Zverev vs Tsitsipas:
- Venue: Centre Court, Grand Stand Arena in Rome, Italy
- Capacity: 8000
The Zverev vs Tsitsipas match will occur at the center court, Grand Stand Arena, Foro Italico.
Zverev vs Tsitsipas Overall Performane
Alexander has yet to drop a set in this event and has won 53 percent of the points he has played.
In the last ten years, Zverev has a respectable win-loss record, winning 67 percent of his matches (401-195). In 2022, the score will be 12-3 on clay. In terms of his performance on the same surface of this event, Zverev has a 140-64 win-loss record in the last three years on clay.
Zverev’s best season results were reaching the finals in Montpellier and Madrid. In 2022, the German had a 24-8 win-loss record, including a 12-3 record on clay.
Zverev vs Tsitsipas head-to-head
This will be the pair’s 12th meeting. Tsitsipas leads the all-time series 7-4. The German triumphed in their most recent meeting in three sets at last week’s Madrid Open. Zverev defeated him in the semifinals of the Madrid Open in May 2022, winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
- Alexander Zverev: +130
- Stefanos Tsitsipas: -165
- Alexander Zverev: -1.5 (+260)
- Stefanos Tsitsipas: +1.5 (-140)
- Alexander Zverev: U 22.5 (+103)
- Stefanos Tsitsipas: O 22.5 (-124)
*All odds sourced from BetMGM
How to watch Zverev vs Tsitsipas?
- USA: In the United States, the match Zverev vs Tsitsipas will be aired on Tennis Channel and Sling TV.
- UK: UK fans can enjoy the Italian Open Semifinal via Amazon Prime Video.
- Canada: In Canada, the Zverev vs Tsitsipas Livestream is available on DAZN, TSN, and Rogers Sportsnet.
- Australia: All of the action of Zverev vs Tsitsipas will be broadcast live on beIN Sports in Australia.
- Italy: The match between Zverev vs Tsitsipas will be broadcast live on Sky Italia by the host country.
Zverev vs Tsitsipas Prediction:
Zverev and Tsitsipas have now met in the semifinals of the last three major championships, making it four in a row. They are among the top in the world and would like to take a huge step forward before the French Open. Tsitsipas is a stronger clay player, but Zverev beat him last week in Madrid to settle the score. Tsitsipas’ superb defense will be pitted against Zverev’s forehand, and the outcome may come down to who serves better. Expect an entertaining contest as Tsitsipas seeks to avenge his setback from last week.
Both are skilled at dueling from the baseline, and Tsitsipas’ approach to the net at key points in his match versus Sinner aided him greatly. A similar strategy versus Zverev could provide similar outcomes.
Over the previous few years, the two have established quite a rivalry, and this race is likely to crash to the wire. Tsitsipas, on the other hand, maybe able to knock out his opponent and get to the final.
Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas will win in straight sets.