The 35-year-old Swiss player, who is in second place in the ATP standings, returns to the circuit after deciding not to take part in any tournament this year’s clay season.
He has a fantastic year, in spite of his age, succeeding in imposing the first Grand Slam of the Year, in Melbourne, the Masters tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami and also at Wimbledon.
On the hard field he managed to play the final in the Montreal tournament, being defeated by Alexander Zverev and in the tournament in Cincinnati did not take part, while at the US Open he left the competition in the quarterfinals, being eliminated by the Argentinean Juan Martin Del Potro, and in China he managed to adjudicate another Masters 1000 title by winning the Shanghai tournament.
In the first stage of the group managed a clear victory, 2-0 to sets, in front of the American Jack Sock.
Germany’s 21-year-old player is in third place in the ATP rankings, being in the highest position in his career so far.
He tries to adapt his solid game based on strong kicks behind the bottom line on the fastest surface in the circuit, winning the Montreal tournament in August, defeating the Swiss Roger Federer.
At the US Open, a tournament in which he left the competition in the second round, being eliminated by the Croatian Borna Coric, while last week in the Beijing tournament he reached the semi-final where he was eliminated by Nick Kyrgios in 2 sets.
In the last tour he attended, the Masters of Paris was eliminated from the first round by the Dutchman Robin Haase.
In the first stage of the group managed to return to Croatian Marin Cilic from 1-3 in the decisive set and to impose with 6-4.
The match of the London tournament will be the 6th straight encounter between the two, the score being 3-2 for the German Alexander Zverev, the last meeting taking place in the Montreal tournament this year, where Zverev imposed 6-3 6- 4.
Predator Roger Federer – Alexander Zverev
In the match between the two will prevail the balanced points, each of them trying to rely on the very good service that gives them advantage in points.
Roger Federer started as a favorite in this match, being one of the trophy candidates, crossing a good form, but German Zverev showed a solid tennis in the first match of the competition, and will give him a very good answer to the Swiss Federer.
The prediction of this game is a balanced match, in which the young player Zverev, just as he showed in the first match of this tournament, or previous direct matches, tries to give him a response to his more titled opponent, Roger Federer.