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Alexander Zverev vs Jannik Sinner Tips - Olympic champ to win 3-1
- US Open Men’s Singles 4th Round match scheduled at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday (17:00 BST)
- Tokyo Olympics champion Zverev has won his last 14 matches
- The head-to-head meetings between the two players are 1-1
Alexander Zverev (Elsa/Getty Images)
The fourth round of the 2021 US Open rolls on with a blockbuster between fourth seed Alexander Zverev and 13th seed Jannik Sinner.
Zverev – the 2020 runner-up – has been in good touch during the first week of the tournament. He put away Sam Querrey (6-4 7-5 6-2) and Albert Ramos-Vinolas (6-1 6-0 6-3) in the opening two rounds.
Jack Sock took the first set off Zverev before being struck down by a thigh injury. Zverev had built a two-sets-to-one lead and was 2-1 up in the fourth by the time the American retired. It was a minor wake-up call for the 24-year-old, but he’ll nevertheless be happy with how his tilt at a maiden Grand Slam title is shaping up.
Zverev is 6-5 in Grand Slam Round of 16 matches. After his agonising final defeat at Flushing Meadows last year, he has reached the Australian Open quarters and French Open semis in 2021.
Twenty-year-old wunderkind Sinner progressed to the fourth round of a major for the third time (in just eight attempts) after surviving a five-set epic with 17th seed Gael Monfils. Sinner watched a two-set lead evaporate as the French veteran surged, by the Italian tyro held his nerve to win the fifth 6-4.
Sinner earlier defeated Aussie Max Purcell and American Zachary Svadja in four sets.
The head-to-head ledger stands at one-all after two encounters in 2020. Sinner shocked Zverev in the fourth round of the French Open, but the German turned the tables in the semi-finals in Cologne later that year.
This shapes as a classic duel and a huge test for $1.17 favourite Zverev. But he is an excellent form in New York, following on from his Tokyo Olympics and Cincinnati Masters success.