Then there were only eight players left in Monte Carlo at the ATP Monte-Carlo Masters event. The Monte-Carlo Masters is down to the quarter-final at Court Rainier III in Mocano.
It’s one of the more beautiful settings for a sporting event right on the Mediterranean Sea. The Monte-Carlo Masters may not be a Grand Slam, but it’s always a fine tournament to win for any player.
One of the most notable absentees is Novak Djokovic. Joker didn’t win a match let alone make the quarters. He was chased out of the opening round with a three-set loss to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
The top seed left in the tournament with the best odds to win the ATP Monte-Carlo Masters is Zverev. This year he’s choked away tournaments, and Zverev has been overrated in 2022, but that didn’t look like the same guy yesterday.
Zverev made it look easy versus a decent opponent in Pablo Carreno-Busta. With a straight-set win, 6-2, 7-5. I thought we’d see more from Carreno-Busta in that one.
Carreno-Busta had a small lead in both sets, but couldn’t take advantage of the situation. He fell under the pressure, while Zverev smelled blood in the water.
Coming into the quarter-final with confidence, Sinner should provide Zverev with a good test. Head below for our free Jannik Sinner vs. Alexander Zverev prediction on April 15, 2022.
Jannik Sinner vs. Alexander Zverev ATP Monte-Carlo Masters Betting Odds and Player Statistics:
The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
|Jannik Sinner||+3 (-115)||+175||Over 22.5 (-115)|
|Alexander Zverev||-3 (-115)||-213||Under 22.5 (-115)|
|50% up to $1,000|
|125% up to $2,500|
|100% up to $1,000|
|100% up to $500|
|50% up to $1,000|
|Player Data||Jannik Sinner||Alexander Zverev|
|Overall Record (2022)||14-4||12-5|
|Overall Sets Record (2022)||32-12||29-11|
|Clay Court Record (2022)||3-0||2-0|
|Clay Court Sets Record (2022)||6-2||4-0|
Jannik Sinner vs. Alexander Zverev Prediction:
Alexander Zverev has the edge on paper, but so did Andrey Rublev against Jannik Sinner. Zverev is the favorite and the higher seed at No. 2 over No. 9 Sinner.
Having said all that, Sinner likely isn’t going to go away in this match. He has the confidence and momentum to knock off Zverev, a player who has continually fallen flat late in tournaments recently.
Zverev has made it deep into tournaments, but then gets tripped up when you finally expect him to break through and win this year. That’s not to say he doesn’t have the talent to end this drought with a win in Monaco.
He has cruised so far in the Monte-Carlo Masters with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Federico Delbonis, and then an impressive display versus Carreno on Thursday. Zverev improved to 12-5 in 2022 with the win.
Sinner has to be feeling good after dispatching Rublev, though. Rublev is No. 8 in the world. It’s not like Sinner hasn’t been recognized as of late, though.
The Italian is going into Friday ranked No. 12 in the ATP rankings. It wouldn’t be some huge upset beating Zverev here.
Sinner is 14-4 in 2022 and reached the quarter-final of the Miami Open before exiting with an injury in the first set against Francisco Cerundolo.
In Miami, he beat notables foes like Carreno-Busta, 5-7, 7-5, 7-5, and Nick Kyrgois, 7-6, 6-3. Since dropping out against Cerundolo, Sinner hasn’t lost a singles match.
His last two losses were both because he exited the match. Sinner has game and is often undervalued. Look for this one to go to three sets between two players currently in good form.