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Italian Open 2024: Taylor Fritz vs Alexander Zverev; Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

Published 05/15/2024, 4:38 AM EDT

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Following some incredible showdowns in the initial round contests, Taylor Fritz and Alexander Zverev will now square off against each other in a high-profile match at the Italian Open. With two of the top-seeded participants in Rome facing off in a fight of grit and tenacity, this quarterfinal matchup will be an absolute treat for the tennis community.

The Internazionali BNL d’Italia is another exciting clay court tournament that is part of the ATP Masters 1000 category and features players of high caliber. Now that the likes of Fritz and Zverev will be looking to secure a place in the semifinals, it will be fascinating to see who comes out on top in this spectacular match at the Foro Italico.

Taylor Fritz vs Alexander Zverev: Italian Open quarterfinal match preview

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The American tennis star started the clay court season on a high note as he secured runners-up and semifinal finishes at the Bavarian International Tennis Championships and Madrid Open, respectively. Now entering the Italian Open as the 11th seed, Taylor Fritz swept aside the likes of Grigor Dimitrov, Sebastian Korda, and Fabio Fognini in the initial round fixtures.

Alexander Zverev, on the other hand, is coming to the ATP Masters 1000 event after a lackluster campaign at the Madrid Open, where he got knocked out in the R16. The third-seeded German player now looks to make amends in Rome, as he has reached the quarterfinals after outshining the likes of Nuno Borges, Luciano Darderi, and Aleksandar Vukic.

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Taylor Fritz vs Alexander Zverev: Head-to-Head

The quarterfinal match between Taylor Fritz and Alexander Zverev at this season’s Italian Open will also mark their eighth meeting on the ATP circuit. In their previous meetings at the 2023 United Cup, it was Fritz who came out on top in straight sets. However, Zverev has the edge in their H2H record, with a 4-3 lead.

Prediction: Zverev to clinch a three-set win against Fritz in Rome

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During his previous match at the Foro Italico, the German player recently had a remarkable 82-win percentage rate on his first serve. Zverev has reached the quarterfinals without dropping a single set, while he also pulled off a bagel in his opening round match. Fritz, on the other hand, managed to convert 76% of points on his first serve during the round of 16 against Grigor Dimitrov.

When it comes to their clay court record, Zverev has a solid 185/83 record on the surface, compared to 74/50 for Fritz. Apart from these statistics, the current number 5 player’s aggressive baseliner approach and ferocious serves will make him the favorite to win this match against Fritz. Who do you think will prevail in this blockbuster Italian Open quarterfinal between Taylor Fritz and Alexander Zverev? Let us know in the comments section.

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