Tsitsipas vs Zverev: Head-to-head series, statistics, and everything else you need to know about their rivalry
A summary of past head-to-head meetings, statistics, and other important information about the Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alexander Zverev rivalry. They will clash in the French Open semi-finals on Friday.
TSITSIPAS – ZVEREV: THE HEAD-TO-HEAD SERIES
Dating back to 2018, when they went head-to-head for the first time, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev have squared off at least once each season. It was Zverev who prevailed first at the 2018 Washington, D.C. event before Tsitsipas reeled off five consecutive victories at the German’s expense. Of those five wins, three came in straight sets. Zverev finally got some revenge by beating the Greek in the 2021 Acapulco final a few months ago.
Heading into Friday’s French Open semi-final, Tsitsipas leads the head-to-head series 5-2 on the ATP Tour. This rivalry between two players who were recently NextGen stars may seem somewhat one-sided at the moment, but is far from over. With Zverev just 24 years old and Tsitsipas only 22, they figure to cross paths many more times.
- On outdoor hard courts, Tsitsipas leads 3-2.
- On clay, Tsitsipas leads 1-0.
- Indoors, Tsitsipas leads 1-0.
The full list of their meetings is available on the ATP website .
TSITSIPAS AND ZVEREV, WHO HAS THE BETTER STATISTICS?
Despite a deficit in his matchup against Tsitsipas, Zverev has superior overall statistics. Of course, part of that can be attributed to the fact that the German is older and has been on tour for a longer period of time.
Alexander Zverev has won 15 ATP titles in his career as of June 10, 2021, which break down as follows:
- Nitto ATP Finals: 1
- Masters 1000: 4
- ATP 500: 3
- ATP 250: 7
Zverev has also lost nine finals in his career, including a Grand Slam final at the 2020 US Open to Dominic Thiem.
He reached his best ranking of No 3 in the world in November of 2017. He is currently No 6.
Stefanos Tsitsipas has won 7 ATP titles in his career as of June 10, 2021, which break down as follows:
- Nitto ATP Finals: 1
- Masters 1000: 1
- ATP 250: 5
Tsitsipas has also lost nine finals in his career, including two at the Masters 1000 level — in Canada (2018) and in Madrid (2019).
He is currently ranked No 5 in the world — the best of his career.
Zverev has won 274 matches in his career, compared to 171 for Tsitsipas (June 2021).
Alexander Zverev has won 67.3% of the matches he has played in his career (274 wins for 133 losses), as of June 2021.
Stefanos Tsitsipas has won 67.1% of the matches he has played in his career (171 wins for 84 losses), as of June 2021.
- On hard, Zverev won 65.7% of his matches, compared to 64.4% for Tsitsipas.
- On clay, Tsitsipas won 73.6% of his matches, compared to 70.5% for Zverev.
- On grass, Zverev won 63.1% of his matches, compared to 53.3% for Tsitsipas.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST TSITSIPAS VS ZVEREV MATCH?
- 2018 Toronto Masters 1000, Quarter-finals
Among their seven matchups on the ATP Tour, the one that took place in the quarterfinals of the Toronto Masters 1000 in 2018 is arguably the best. At the top of his form and then world No 3, Zverev went up against Tsitsipas — then No 27 — for the second time. The German dominated the start of the match, winning the first set 6-3 and eventually earning two match points in a second-set tiebreaker.
However, Tsitsipas — who had upset Novak Djokovic in the previous round — did not give up and managed to force a third set. The Greek continued to show mental fortitude and completed his comeback to prevail 3-6, 7-6, 6-4.
Tsitsipas would go all the final to the final before losing to Rafael Nadal.