Zverev v Berrettini live stream and match preview | 2021 Madrid Open

Alexander Zverev takes on Matteo Berrettini in the final of the 2021 Madrid Open today at 17.30 pm (UK Time).

Alexander Zverev has had a couple of ups and downs lately, but he finally found some form here in Madrid. Zverev did well to beat Nishikori, Evans,  Nadal, and Thiem during his run to the final and he is now looking to win the Madrid Open once again, after lifting the trophy back in 2018. His most recent two victories over Nadal and Thiem were very impressive, giving the fact that Nadal has been the best player on clay over the past decade while Thiem had a superior head-to-head record.

Meanwhile, Matteo Berrettini has won the Belgrade tournament two weeks ago and he is now on an eight-match winning streak. He had a more comfortable path in comparison with Zverev, although it has to be said that Berrettini has only met clay specialists during his run, such as Fognini, Delbonis, Garin, and Ruud. The Italian looked sharp in the Semi-finals against Casper Ruud, but he will now face a much tougher opponent.

Both players are in hot red form, but after seeing Zverev’s performance in his last two matches, we can’t see another outcome than a victory for the German player here. A win for Zverev is priced at 1/2.

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Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka will meet in the final of the WTA Madrid Open today at 17.30 pm (UK Time).

Ashleigh Barty had a comfortable match against Paula Badosa in the Semi-finals and has increased her streak to nine consecutive victories on clay courts. Barty has been sensational this year as she already won three titles in 2021, with Madrid Open being her 4th final. Her record for this season reads 25 victories and just three defeats.

Meanwhile, Aryna Sabalenka has only lost once in ten matches on clay courts this season, and that sole defeat was against Ashleigh Barty in the final of the Stuttgart tournament two weeks ago. Sabalenka has enjoyed a clean run here in Madrid, having won each of her five matches in straight sets. Aryna has won nine of her last 11 finals and she will be looking for revenge after the recent defeat against the Australian in Stuttgart.

Although Sabalenka has lost twice in one month and a half against Barty, we fancy the Belarusian to win here in Madrid as she has been impeccable in this campaign and she is priced at 1/1 here.

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Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem will go toe-to-toe in the first Semi-final of the Madrid Masters today at 15.00 pm (UK Time).

It seems that the conditions in Madrid are perfect for Alexander Zverev who did well to beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets yesterday. This was actually the third time in a row when Zverev wins over Rafa, after beating the Spaniard in the group stages of ATP Tour Finals in 2019 and in the semifinal of Paris Masters. Zverev hasn’t dropped a single set in Madrid so far and seems to be more than ready for his today’s clash with Dominic Thiem.

Meanwhile, Dominic Thiem had a tough match against John Isner yesterday, but it was somehow expected as the American was in hot shape. Nevertheless, Thiem has now reached the Semi-finals in Madrid for the fourth time. He finished as runner-up in 2017 and 2018, but lost his recent Semi-final match against Novak Djokovic back in 2019.

These two players have already met ten times and Dominic Thiem has won the most recent four meetings. It’s hard to pick a winner here as Dominic Thiem has just recovered from his knee injury while Zverev has been struggling with consistency this season. We think that Over 22.5 games is a likely outcome for this clash and it pays a decent price of 5/6.

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World No. 2 Rafael Nadal will be looking for a spot in the Semi-finals of the 2021 Madrid Open when he takes on Alexander Zverev today at 14.00 pm (UK Time).

Rafael Nadal made light work of Australian Alexei Popyrin yesterday and he is now hoping to avoid his third consecutive quarter-final exit in Masters 1000 tournaments on clay. The Spaniard hasn’t been at her best in Barcelona, but still managed to win the title, but he still holds an impressive record in Madrid. Rafa has won 9 of his 10 quarter-finals matches here in Madrid, with that sole loss coming against Dominic Thiem back in 2018. Rafa has won nine of his ten matches on clay courts this season and has dropped only one set in his most recent five outings.

Meanwhile, Alexander Zverev has been struggling for consistency after winning the Acapulco title on hard courts towards the end of March. The German player has won four of his six matches on clay this season, being eliminated from the round of 16 in Monte Carlo and in the quarter-finals of the Munich tournament. However, Zverev looked much better in the first two rounds here in Madrid, winning against Nishikori (6-3, 6-2) and Evans (6-3, 7-6).

Alexander Zverev has won the most recent two meetings with Rafael Nadal, but both of these were played on hard courts. Rafa hasn’t been very convincing recently and we think that this match can go Over 20.5 games at a price of 5/6.

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Dominic Thiem and John Isner will be facing each other today at 12.00 pm (UK Time) in the Quarter-finals of the ATP 2021 Madrid Open.

Although he was nearly two months away from tennis, Dominic Thiem began his Madrid Open adventure in style by winning his first two matches in straight sets. It has to be said that Thiem is undefeated in the quarterfinals of Madrid Masters, as he finished as runner-up back in 2017 and 2018 and reached the Semi-finals in 2019. Dominic’s record on clay courts over the past year reads 13 victories and just two defeats.

We haven’t seen John Isner playing such good tennis on clay courts in over two years. The American took everyone by surprise with his recent two victories in Madrid as he did well to beat both Bautista Agut and Rublev.  Isner made the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open back in 2015 and 2018 and this is the first time back since then. John Isner is a big server and he loves when sets go to a tie-break as his winning probability is higher in tiebreakers.

We rely on the fact that John Isner will be able to serve well in this match, so our prediction is Over 22.5 games at 4/6.

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The 2021 Madrid Open is in progress and Paddy Power are offering all new customers a £20 risk-free bet to use on the tournament.

Formerly the Madrid Masters, the Madrid Open is classified as an ATP Tour Masters 1000 event and a Premier mandatory event on the WTA tour.

The 2021 Madrid Open takes place from April 29 to May 9 on clay court at the Park Manzanares in Madrid.

The tournament carries a lucrative top prize of €315,160 for both the men’s and women’s singles.

For many, this year’s Madrid Open is a chance to fine-tune preparations for the upcoming French Open at Roland Garros later this month.

Home favourite Rafael Nadal is the number one seed in the men’s draw and features alongside the likes of Daniil Medvedev, Dominic Thiem, 2018 champion Alexander Zverev and 2019 runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Kiki Bertens was the defending champion from 2019 and returns as number seven seed, with Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka seeded one and two respectively.

The likes of Simona Halep, Karolína Plíšková, Petra Kvitová and Johanna Konta are also in action.

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A star-studded field assembles for the 2021 Madrid Open, and a live stream is available for multiple matches.

Formerly the Madrid Masters, the Madrid Open is classified as an ATP Tour Masters 1000 event and a Premier mandatory event on the WTA tour.

The 2021 Madrid Open takes place from April 29 to May 9 on clay court at the Park Manzanares in Madrid.

The tournament carries a lucrative top prize of €315,160 for both the men’s and women’s singles.

Novak Djokovic was the defending champion from when the tournament was last held in 2019, but announced his withdrawal prior to this year’s event.

Home favourite Rafael Nadal is the number one seed in the men’s draw and features alongside the likes of Daniil Medvedev, Dominic Thiem, 2018 champion Alexander Zverev and 2019 runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Kiki Bertens was the defending champion from 2019 and returns as number seven seed, with Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka seeded one and two respectively.

The likes of Simona Halep, Karolína Plíšková, Petra Kvitová and Johanna Konta are also in action.

Matches from multiple courts are available to watch live on desktop, mobile or tablet devices in the UK and various other regions worldwide.

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The Mutua Madrid Open has been officially cancelled.

After Spanish media reported that the Mutua Madrid Open would be officially cancelled on Tuesday, the tournament has now confirmed that it will not take place this year.

The Madrid Open, also known as the Madrid Masters, issued a statement on Tuesday announcing that organizers had ‘no choice but to cancel the tournament due to the complex situation that covid-19 continues to generate in every regard’.

This is another major blow for the tennis calendar which has already been decimated by the global health crisis caused by coronavirus. The Mutua Madrid Open was supposed to take place from 13-20 September, immediately after the US Open.

Just a few weeks ago tournament director Feliciano Lopez was publicly celebrating Rafael Nadal’s commitment to play and expressing his confidence that the tournament would be allowing in spectators.

The Madrid Open, also known as the Madrid Masters, is one of the biggest clay-court tournaments of the season and was originally due to take place in early May.

Because of the global health crisis which led to the ATP and WTA Tours being suspended for the best part of five months from early March, the key events of the European clay-court season were rescheduled to the autumn. The Madrid Open would be played immediately after the US Open, beginning on the day of the men’s final, followed by the Rome Masters and then the French Open from 27 September-11 October. Roland Garros is planning to welcome around 60% of spectator capacity.

But new cases of COVID-19 in Spain have surged in recent weeks, tripling in some regions. Madrid has seen a rapid spike in new infections. Some other European countries have announced travellers from Spain must quarantine.

The Madrid Open released a statement on Saturday 1 August announcing that they had been advised not to hold the tournament by local health authorities.

‘[G]iven the difficult situation caused by covid-19 (with a considerable increase in cases in Madrid and in Spain), the organisers of the Mutua Madrid Open are analysing and closely evaluating all the possible options, while always focusing on guaranteeing the safety of all those involved in the tournament,’ the statement read.

The statement said that the final decision on the tournament rested with owner Ion Tiriac.

Marca reported on Monday that world no. 1 Novak Djokovic had already told the players via WhatsApp that the tournament was cancelled.
Multiple Spanish media outlets then reported that the tournament had been cancelled with an official announcement expected on Tuesday.

It was reported last week that the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, which is scheduled to be played in Rome from 20-27 September, had their application to allow spectators denied.

The cancellation of the Madrid Masters could be good news for the US Open. With many players including defending champion Nadal yet to publicly commit to playing the tournament, set to take place behind closed doors in New York from 31 August-11 September, no Madrid could tilt their decision in favour of travelling to the USA.

But with the cancellation of 11 ATP and WTA Tour events in China leaving just a handful of tournaments on the calendar for the remainder of a tennis season already shut down for five months, any tournament being cancelled is more bad news.

Lopez said they had ‘given their all’ to stage the Mutua Madrid Open.

The ATP and WTA released a joint statement saying they were ‘disappointed’ that the tournament had been cancelled, and promising an update to the provisional calendars ‘in due course’.

 

One immediate change that is likely to happen concerns the Generali Open in Kitzbuhel, which is currently scheduled to be played during the second week of the US Open. It could now be moved to the week freed up by the cancellation of the Madrid Open.

The Madrid Masters will follow the example of the French Open and allow spectators in the stands when it is played from 13-20 September.

Tournament director Feliciano Lopez said he was ‘very confident’ that the Mutua Madrid Open would be allowing spectators in to watch the tennis despite the ongoing global health crisis.

The Madrid Open, also known as the Madrid Masters, is one of the biggest events of the clay-court season and usually takes place in early May. But the COVID-19 pandemic plunged the tennis calendar into chaos, with tournaments abruptly shut down in early March and yet to resume.

Tennis is set to return in August, with a small number of European clay-court tournaments and events on American hard courts building up to the US Open, scheduled to take place from 31 August-13 September. But the US Open, and the Western & Southern Open to be played the week before at the same venue, will be taking place strictly behind closed doors.

The French Open, which took the controversial and unilateral decision to reschedule itself to the autumn and which will now be the climax of a compressed European clay-court season taking in Madrid, Rome and Paris, bucked the trend by announcing plans to have as much as 60% of Roland Garros’s capacity of spectators on site. Spectators will be required to wear masks when moving around the grounds. Current forecasts are for as many as 20,000 people to be on site during the tournament.

The Madrid Open, which takes place two weeks before the French Open from 13-20 September, is following suit, according to Lopez.

He told Essentially Sports:

‘We are very confident that we will be able to have some spectators. Yes, we are working on that with the Government of Madrid. We presented our protocols a few days ago.

‘The government, they were very happy, actually, they were very surprised of how strict is our protocols in terms of safety for the fans and especially for the players. We are very confident that we will be able to have some spectators.

‘If we don’t have another wave of COVID 19 during July and August, we are confident that we can have more percentages. Maybe we can have a little bit more if the situation continues to get better.’

Rafael Nadal has committed to playing at the 2020 Madrid Masters (Credit Image: © Legan P. Mace/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire)

Some tennis tournaments which have been played in front of spectators have seen negative or even disastrous results. The Adria Tour, a series of exhibitions organized by world no. 1 Novak Djokovic, was abruptly cancelled after a slew of players and affiliated personnel tested positive for COVID-19. A tournament in Atlanta was the first American tournament to allow spectators, with US player Frances Tiafoe promptly testing positive for the virus.

Others have more cautiously allowed limited numbers of spectators, and as yet seen no negative effects.

Lopez echoed recent comments by French Open tournament director Guy Forget when he invoked the Adria Tour as a cautionary example.

‘Every tournament now needs to provide a lot of safety because after everything that happened in Serbia and some other tournaments. I know we are taking risks also when we decided to deliver the event. I think tennis needs to resume.

‘And if we do things properly, if we provide a good protocol for the players and fans, then I think we will be able to resume the tour and we as players will have the chance to compete again and I think this is what we need right now.’

The compressed schedule means that it will be difficult for players to compete at both the US Open and the Madrid Masters – the latter begins on the day of the men’s final at the former. But with plenty of top players expressing caution and scepticism about the prospect of travelling to the USA, it might be the Madrid Masters that comes off best in that tussle. Rafael Nadal, the defending US Open champion, has already committed to appearing at the Caja Magica in September, making it unlikely he will be playing in New York.

Defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal and world no. 1 Novak Djokovic’s participation is uncertain while Simona Halep says she is ‘worried’.

The US Open announced in mid-June that the tournament would be going ahead despite the global COVID-19 health crisis, with state governor Andrew Cuomo giving permission for the event to be played behind closed doors. But it seems increasingly uncertain whether tennis’s biggest stars will be there.

Nadal is the defending champion, winning his fourth title in 2019 with a five-set victory over Daniil Medvedev. But the Spaniard has now publicly committed to playing the Mutua Madrid Open, which begins on the day of the US Open men’s final.

Tournament director Feliciano Lopez jubilantly announced Nadal’s participation on Twitter, and it was confirmed by the man himself, who responded ‘See you in September in Madrid’:

With the ATP Tour announcing its revised ranking system, which means players can only count points from one iteration of an event played between March 2019 and December 2020, Nadal does not need to fear taking a hit in the rankings if he does not defend his US Open title – he will keep the points earned from winning the 2019 event until the 2021 tournament is played.

A more significant factor is the French Open. The biggest events of the European clay-court season – back-to-back Masters 1000 Series events in Madrid and Rome, followed by the two-week French Open – have been rescheduled from May and will now take place in a four-week period immediately following the French Open. Nadal is unlikely to jeopardise his chances of an incredible thirteenth Roland Garros title – and a twentieth major title overall, tying Roger Federer’s – by travelling to another continent to play on hard courts.

Djokovic can gain points by playing the US Open, after retiring in the fourth round against Stan Wawrinka in 2019. But the Serb has sounded sceptical about the possibility of playing the US Open, and this week told Serbian media that he still didn’t know whether or not he would play in New York – but definitely intended to play Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros.

Dominic Thiem, the world no. 3, has also recently expressed doubts about the US Open.

The USA remains the global nation hit hardest by COVID-19, with over three million cases and more than 130,000 deaths.

Simona Halep, the reigning Wimbledon champion, said this week that she still isn’t sure whether she will play the US Open – but added that she was ‘a little bit worried’.

‘I have no idea at the moment because nobody knows what is going to happen after this month.

‘I will wait to see what is being decided, see what the other players will do.’

The US Open’s case has not been helped by a slew of positive tests among players and support staff directly linked to the Adria Tour exhibition series, organised by Djokovic himself, or the news last week that Frances Tiafoe tested positive at the first tennis event in the USA to allow spectators, although organizers have been keen to emphasize that very different – and much stricter – health and safety protocols will be in place.