Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Alexander Zverev
Alexander “Sascha” Zverev may very well be the top-seeded player in his quarter of the draw, but oddsmakers have made Novak Djokovic (+137) the favorite.
Zverev has had fitness issues since the French Open, and has only advanced to one Grand Slam quarterfinal in his career. Either way, he enters this tournament under the radar, but that could be a blessing in disguise.
Since being dubbed “the future of tennis” by many pundits, the German has struggled to deal with the pressure at Slams in his young career. Lower expectations could prove to be a refreshing changeup for the rising star — assuming a clean bill of health.
Let’s dig a little deeper into this quarter, starting with some key head-to-head records and finishing with value in the futures market.