16:00 – Zverev v Stakhovsky
Rankings are 154 and 46. Head to heads are 1-1.
Zverev has had a poor year which has been blighted by injury. He has only won 2 from 9 games on clay this year on the main tour.
Stakhovsky won the Ordina Open but isn’t quite as comfortable on clay. The courts on Stutgart tend to be a little faster than most clay courts which will suit both players.
Zverev has a big first serve which he relies on heavily. If that isn’t firing today he will struggle.
Wait to see how the opening couple of games go to see who settles quickest but I would expect Stakhovsky to serve best out of the 2 players.
Back him on serve.
Update: Zverev won 6-4, 6-3