Join us on our ATP German Open 2016 tournament analysis that takes place in Hamburg. Find out who are the main contenders, the player to keep an eye on and the highest value tennis picks to place.
After several retirements due to injury and absences due to Davis Cup, Philipp Kohlschreiber is now the top seeded player on this event. Known for his tremendous talent, Kohlschreiber usually produces his best tennis on German soil with a 60.76% winning record while his overall winning record is 56.90%.
However, his numbers are even more impressive in 2016, with Kohlschreiber winning 92.31% of the matches played in German soil, including a title in Munich and a lost final in Stuttgart. Looking to Philipp's draw this week, the world no.22 shouldn't experience many problems until the semifinals, with Mikhail Youzhny and Jeremy Chardy as the two toughest opponents on his quarter yet, neither of them should have the required consistency to defeat him.
Things should get tougher in the semifinals where Kohlschreiber might face Pablo Cuevas. These two have featured some remarkable battles in the past, with the last one earlier this year in Madrid where Cuevas emerged victorious by 6 – 3 3 – 6 7 – 6. Despite Cuevas' recent victory, Kohlschreiber should revenge that loss in his home country.
With Kohlschreiber having a good draw and due to his phenomenal record on German soil, we suggest you to add him to your tennis picks to lift the trophy at +350 on BetVictor.
It has been a tremendous year for Alexander Zverev, with the 19 years old already inside top 30. Despite his young age, Zverev is already a tremendous competitor with a 30 – 18 record in 2016 and a remarkable victory over Roger Federer a few weeks ago in Halle. Zverev is the main favorite on bottom half of the draw and it wouldn't be surprising to see him reaching his third ATP final in 2016. However, it won't be an easy week for Alexander who has a very tough draw ahead of him.
Zverev starts his campaign against Inigo Cervantes, a good clay court player with a solid baseline game. On the following round the German might face the 2014 ATP Hamburg champion, Leonardo Mayer, who hasn't been at his best lately but can never be underestimated on this surface.
Looking at Zverev's potential opponents in the quarterfinals, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez is the most dangerous of them, another terrific player on this surface. Benoit Paire is the highest ranked player that Zverev can face in the semifinals yet, the French is far from a reliable player and it wouldn't be surprising to see him losing on an earlier stage of the competition.
Player to keep an eye on
The last months haven't been easy for Leonardo Mayer with the 2014 ATP Hamburg champion struggling with a right shoulder injury. However, Mayer can never be underestimated on this surface and due to his successful past on this event, he can be even more dangerous.
As we mentioned before, Mayer is on the third quarter where he might face Alexander Zverev and even though Zverev's favoritism, Mayer can create many problems to the German with his powerful groundstrokes. It won't be an easy debut for Leonardo against Stephane Robert however, there seems to be some value on Mayer's price to win the trophy at 21.00 on BetVictor.