Mens Olympic Final
Zverev v Khachanov
Starts at 8:30 am
H2H 2-2. Most recent Aug 2019, hard, Khachanov in 2. He won indoors in 2018. Zverev’s last win was at the French Open 2018, 5 sets.
Long term overall win % are better for Zverev. He won 36 of his last 50. Khachanov won 30 of 50. Both also have strong hard court long term results. Zverev won 36 of 50 and Khachanov, 33 of 50. Strong results in 2021 on hard. Slight edge to Zverev.
Zverev has dropped just 1 set so far which was against Djokovic in the semi final.
Khachanov has faced tougher opponents overall this week. Schwartzman and Humbert were beaten in 3 sets but Nishioka also took a set from him in the first round. He dominated Carreno Busta in the semi final.
Both have served well, holding 91% of service games. Return stats for the tournament favour Zverev.
Khachanov will need his serve to be at its very best today. If it isn’t then Zverev will control the match. We could lay Zverev if he gets a very early break of serve and remove liability if Khachanov breaks back.
Back Zverev around 2.00 and remove liability around 1.50
***Please note that the Olympic final used to be the best of 5 sets but that has been changed from Tokyo to best of 3. ***