No spam ever. Unsubscribe in one click. By submitting your email address, you indicate your consent to receiving email marketing messages from us.

Zverev vs Jarry ATP Hamburg Preview, Predictions and Live Streaming: Zverev on upset alert as he takes on Bastad champion, Jarry in Hamburg opener

Leye Aduloju in ATP Tour 23 Jul 2019
  • Alexander Zverev vs Nicolas Jarry is live from Hamburg on Tuesday, 23 July from 3:30pm local time/ 2:30pm BST
  • Zverev and Jarry have split their two previous meetings
Alexander Zverev (PA Sport)

Alexander Zverev faces a very difficult start to his Hamburg campaign as he takes on last week's Bastad champion, Nicolas Jarry in the first round on Tuesday.

(*geo restrictions apply; funded account required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify) 

Zverev is will be hoping for a much better second half of the season, after stuttering through a very disappointing opening half.

The German set such a high bar last season, winning four titles, including the prestigious season-ending Nitto ATP Finals, and climbing to No. 3 in the world, but there has been a sharp decline in his form and results this year, with his only title coming at the ATP 250 tournament in Geneva, where he squeezing through a series of three-set matches before beating Jarry in the final after saving match points.

Zverev is 23-14 for the 2019 season, with his best result, outside that Geneva title run being a runner-up finish in Acapulco, where he lost to Nick Kyrgios in the final. He also made quarter finals at Roland Garros and Halle, but he suffered a first round loss to Jiri Vesely at Wimbledon as his Grand Slam no-show continued. The German has still only ever made two major quarter finals, and hasn't gone further.

Zverev's struggles have been attributed to several reasons- one of which has been a dispute with his former agent, and another being the continuous absence of his coach, Ivan Lendl. Ahead of his Hamburg campaign, the second seed has publicly called out Lendl, asking the eight-time major winner to 'concentrate more on the tennis'.

Zverev arrives Hamburg on a three-match losing streak at the tournament, having fallen at the first hurdles in his most recent appearances in 2015 and 2016, losing to Tommy Robredo and Inigo Cervantes respectively. He reached the semi-finals in 2014, beating Robin Haase, Mikhail Youzhny, Santiago Giraldo and Tobias Kamke before losing heavily (6-0 6-1) to David Ferrer.

He will have to play really well to terminate that losing streak on Tuesday as he takes on the very dangerous and in-form Nicolas Jarry.


Jarry is fresh off a superb title run in Bastad, where he moved through the draw without dropping a set to claim his maiden tour level title.

The Chilean first burst onto the mainstream in the South American Golden Swing in 2018, reaching the final in Sao Paolo, the semis in Rio and the quarter finals in Quito, breaking into the top-60 in the process having begun the year outside the top 100. He cooled off after his South American burst, but excelled again in the post-Wimbledon clay-court swing, reaching the semi-finals in Hamburg and Kitzbuhel. 

Jarry had a couple of useful spells on hard court towards the end of last season- quarter finals in Winston-Salem, third round in Shanghai- all of which contributed to his rise into the top 40, but his clay-court form was the pivot of that ascent, and it is therefore unsurprising that his first career title has come on clay.

Jarry made a poor start to the 2019 season, winning just two matches inside the first quarter of the year, and going 0-3 on South American clay, but he found some form in the European clay season, reaching the quarter finals in Barcelona, and final in Geneva. He was beaten by Juan Martin del Potro in the first round in the first round at Roland Garros.

Jarry went 3-3 on grass, his best outing being a quarter final in Halle, but he made a victorious return to clay in Bastad, beating Henri Laaksonen, Mikael Ymer, Jeremy Chardy, Federico Delbonis and Juan Ignacio Londero to win his first ATP Tour title.

Jarry and Zverev have seen quite a lot of each other on European clay this season, with the pair involved in a couple of tight matches. Jarry won their first meeting in a final set tie break in Barcelona, after saving match point, while Zverev avenged that loss in the Geneva final, saving a couple of match points before winning, also in a final set tie break.

This one can go absolutely either way, but I think Jarry has got a stronger case for the win. Beyond the confidence he must have derived from claiming his maiden career title in Bastad, the Chilean is coming off a fine week of clay-court tennis, while Zverev must re-adjust to the surface, having not played on clay for well over a month.

Jarry clearly has the game to beat Zverev, with his big serving and big forehand, and his naturally aggressive style, and if there is to be a home win on Tuesday, the Hamburg-born Zverev will have to deliver something very close to his best tennis.

Alexander Zverev vs Nicolas Jarry is live from Hamburg on Tuesday, 23 July from 3:30pm local time/ 2:30pm BST


Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Zverev vs Jarry ATP Hamburg Preview, Predictions and Live Streaming: Zverev on upset alert as he takes on Bastad champion, Jarry in Hamburg opener

Alexander Zverev faces a difficult start to his Hamburg campaign as he takes on Nicolas Jarry on Tuesday. Read our preview, predictions and stream the match live online.

Read more »

You have unread messages

You have unread messages