Verdasco has won all 4 of their previous matches. The last time they met was in August 2008 in New Haven, USA on a hard court. He won in straight sets. All matches were won in 2 sets.
Zverev has been a little more inconsistent that usual recently. He played well last week though and took Dimitrov to 3 sets but lost to Pella the week before in Washington.
Verdasco hasn’t lost in the first round in Cincinnati since 2010. I give him a slight edge today but think we get 3 sets.
Wait for 1.90 before backing Verdasco.
Update: Zverev won in 2 sets. Poor effort from Verdasco. He was broken in the opening game of both sets and those were the only breaks of the match.