Alexander Zverev has had a dismal year so far, from being eliminated at the Mexican Open to failing to make his big impact at Indian Wells and Miami. However, the German is poised to make an impressive recovery ATP Monte Carlo Masterswhich will take place from April 10th to April 17th.
The German number one is very familiar with the local conditions, but has not yet landed a big coup on his previous visits. The second match against David Goffin ended last year, Zverev lost to the eventual champion Fabio Fognini in 2019. In 2018 it was enough to reach the semifinals Zverev fell to Kei Nishikori. Last year he did not play against Rafael Nadal. However, this will not happen in the current season, which significantly increases the prospects of all other participants.
Difficult draw for Alexander Zverev
Zverev will receive a bye in the first round as one of the top seeds alongside Djokovic and Tsitsipas. As number two of the tournament, Sascha will compete against both Federico Delbonis or a qualifier in the second round. The Argentine can be extremely tiring on clay and Zverev has won his previous two matches in Geneva and Hamburg in 2019. After that, however, a rocky road awaits the third in the world rankings: Pablo Carreno Busta, Alexander Bublik and Stan Wawrinka bloom in the third round. Andrey Rublev and Jannik Sinner are possible quarter-final opponents of the German. Zverev could meet Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semifinals. In the semifinals he can also keep up with decoy horns Fabio Fognini and Diego Schwartzman.
In the final, the German meets either the 18-year-old young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, number 1 in the world Novak Djokovicor Kasper Ruud. There is a good chance that Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic will meet in the quarterfinals and whoever wins this fight will join Zverev in the final showdown. If he is to face Casper Ruud in the final, the 23 year old is in fine form as a runner-up at the 2022 Miami Open and has the potential to break Zverev’s dream of emerging as the ultimate winner.
Alexander Zverev’s possible route to the 2022 Monte Carlo Masters title:
- round of 32: Federico Delbonis
- round of 16: Stanislas Wawrinka/ Pablo Carreno Busta/ Alexander Bublik
- Quarterfinals: Jannik Sinner/ Christian Garin/ Andrey Rublev
- semifinals: Stefanos Tsitsipas / Lorenzo Sonego / Diego Schwartzman / Fabio Fognini
- final: Carlos Alcaraz/Casper Ruud/Novak Djokovic
also read: Uncovered! Novak Djokovic’s path to his 3rd Monte Carlo Masters title
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