Tournament: Halle 2019
Betting Tips: Johnson +1.5
Stake: 6 units
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Johnson is ready to face Zverev? Read below our full tips.
Philipp Kohlschreiber was unable to overcome his crisis even in front of his home crowd and had to say goodbye to the 500th event in Halle after only 68 minutes. The desire of the tournament officials could thus not be met, because it is nothing compared to the purely German second round duel between Zverev and Kohlschreiber. However, Alexander Zverev can now take revenge against Steve Johnson for the “Kohli defeat”.
Steve Johnson vs Alexander Zverev Tennis Betting Tips
Compared to the tournament in Stuttgart Alexander Zverev mastered his opening hurdle, but did not shine on the center court of the Noventi Open. However, he proved great fighting spirit and could avoid a crucial third round. Far fewer problems had Steve Johnson against Kohlschreiber. With smart lawn tennis and a very strong service, he literally walked into the knockout stages of Halle. After many setbacks in 2019, this was certainly one of Johnson’s best achievements this year. With his punchy game he can certainly cause problems on turf Zverev, nevertheless, the favorite role is clearly located in the number two of the seedling list.
Steve Johnson – Statistics & Current Form
Current ranking in the world rankings: 76.
In recent years, the now 29-year-old American Steve Johnson has been extremely consistent. Both in 2016, 2017 and 2018 he was able to celebrate 30 victories on the ATP Tour. In order for him to reach this number of successes in 2019, he still has to increase in the further course of the tournament. The clear success in Halle against Philipp Kohlschreiber was only the seventh victory in this calendar year. Countless first-round defeats suffered the sympathetic Americans this season and was passed through in the world rankings accordingly. The former number 21 in the world can now only be found in 76th place.
The confidence was certainly cracked after these achievements, but this was in the game against Kohlschreiber see nothing. With his probably strongest season performance in 2019 he won in less than 70 minutes a sovereign 6: 3 and 6: 3-success. In the process, Johnson did not have to fend off a single break-ball during the entire game, again and again he was able to dictate the rally with his strong first serve. 13 aces and 85% points gained after the first serve are a clear indication of a strong performance. Also noteworthy was Johnson’s low number of unforced errors.
Of course, the many weak performances of the past months are not to be swept under the table, but already in Stuttgart Johnson showed – despite a tight three-set defeat to Monfils – a clearly rising form curve. With a win rate of over 61% as a pro on the green underground, turf is statistically the strongest pad of the four-time tournament winner, two of the four titles took Johnson on turf. A win by Johnson against Zverev would be a surprise but certainly not a sensation. Especially since Zverev can be handicapped after his fall, in the second round between Alexander Zverev and Steve Johnson could recommend a tip on the US boy with moderate dedication.
Last matches by Steve Johnson:
🎾 17.06.2019 – Johnson vs. Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-3 (Hall)
🎾 11.06.2019 – Monfils Vs. Johnson 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (Stuttgart)
🎾 28.05.2019 – Bautista-Agut Vs. Johnson 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 (French Open)
🎾 23.05.2019 – Auger-Aliassime Vs. Johnson 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 (Lyon)
🎾 21.05.2019 – Johnson vs. Herbert 7-6, 5-7, 6-1 (Lyon)
Alexander Zverev – Statistics & Current Form
Current ranking in the world rankings: 5.
In the run-up to the tournament in Halle, Alexander Zverev already provided the tournament organizers with a good mood, because at the press conference he wished to be able to compete in Halle until his retirement. He also wants to win the tournament, he has twice been in the final of Halle, but the tournament victory did not succeed him yet. After the weak performance last week in Stuttgart against compatriot Dustin Brown Zverev also showed up against Robin Haase with some ups and downs. Haase brought Zverev with his intelligent lawn game again and again in distress. Completely atypical for a lawn game was the serve performance of both players. In the end, there were no less than 25 breakballs in the statistics, and the fans saw six breaks in total. Zverev had once again big problems with his service, twelve Assen were ultimately no less than seven double faults. In general, the second serve is currently an invitation for the opponent, in clearly less than 50 percent of the cases Zverev can make the point.
A shocking moment came in the second set, when Zverev crashed at the score of 0: 2 and initially remained, but he was able to continue playing and had to fight hard. At the score of 2: 5 everything looked like a third set, but Zverev fended off a set ball and could fix with five games in series the victory after 105 minutes yet. An important victory, because Zverev once again underlined that he needed playing practice on grass to get in shape. Every game in front of the Wimbledon classic is important. Nonetheless, this game has also shown that Zverev is vulnerable to players ranked far behind.
“I hope that’s not a bad thing. The knee is swollen and hurts a bit. ” – Alexander Zverev
After the match, there was cause for concern, as Zverev confirmed that the knee has swollen a little after his fall and hurts him. Not necessarily ideal and Zverev, despite his declaration of love to Halle in terms of Wimbledon no unnecessary risk. Given this starting position and the current odds is between Alexander Zverev and Steve Johnson from a prediction on the Germans discouraged.
Last matches by Alexander Zverev:
🎾 17.06.2019 – Zverev Vs. Haase 6-4, 7-5 (Halle)
🎾 13.06.2019 – Brown vs. Zverev 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 (Stuttgart)
🎾 06.06.2019 – Djokovic Vs. Zverev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 (French Open)
🎾 03.06.2019 – Zverev vs. Fognini 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (French Open)
🎾 01.06.2019 – Zverev vs. Lajovic 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 1-6, 6-2 (French Open)
Johnson vs Zverev – Head to Head Statistics
Head-to-Head: 0: 1
The only duel between Alexander Zverev and Steve Johnson in 2016 at the Masters tournament in Miami on hard court over the stage. The American Johnson was able to exploit the home advantage perfectly and sat down twice in a thrilling match in a tiebreak. The supporters dominated, there was not a single break in the entire game. Maybe that’s a clue for the match on Wednesday in Halle – there will not be many breaks there either.
Steve Johnson vs Alexander Zverev Our Best Tennis Tips Explained
A tournament victory in Halle was set by Alexander “Sascha” Zverev. However, his current achievements make the number two of the seedling this year, certainly not to (co-) favorites to win the title at the Noventi Open. The effort is clearly recognizable, but the playful lightness is missing in every nook and corner. Fluctuating benefits are currently more the rule than the exception. Therefore, it is also difficult to imagine that in the second round between Alexander Zverev and Steve Johnson the tip for a clear 2-0 sentence success of the German will be promising.
Key facts – Steve Johnson vs Alexander Zverev tips
🏸 Unusual grass game by Zverev in the first round – in total there were 25 (!) Breakballs to see!
🏸 In 2016, Johnson was able to win twice in tiebreak in Miami!
🏸 2019 is so far disappointing for Johnson – only seven wins in 20 games!
For sure, Steve Johnson does not have a good year in 2019 and is not playfully on a level with the tall Hamburger, but on grass he has been far more consistent. Strong service, few mistakes and the uncertainty about the knee pain of Zverev are just three arguments that speak for a tip in the direction of the American. Instead of the victory, however, between Zverev and Johnson are also offered interesting odds when tipping on the set handicap Johnson +1,5. We are playing this prediction with a bet of six units!