German Favorite Zverev Bids For 3rd Munich Title

by Staff | April 25th, 2021, 9:50 pm
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German star Alexander Zverev will be the headliner this week in Munich where the world No. 6 is a 2-time champion.

The top-seeded Zverev who won the title in 2017-2018, will is joined by Casper Ruud, Aslan Karatsev, Filip Krajinovic and youngsters Sebastian Korda and Emil Ruusuvuori.

The 28-draw could see Zverev meet countryman Max Marterer in the second round, Dusan Lajovic in the quarters and then Krajinovic or Jan-Lennard Struff in the semifinals.

After his win over Novak Djokovic last week in Belgrade and his breakout in 2021, Aslan Karatsev could be the favorite from the bottom half. The Russian is playing just his third event on clay.

Karatsev could meet Miami quarterfinalist Korda in the quarters and then Monte Carlo semifinalist Ruud in the semifinals.

Tour veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber also resumes his comeback from injury. The 37-year-old will face countryman Dominik Koepfer.

In the 2019 Munich final, Cristian Garin beat Matteo Berrettini.

The tournament was not held last year due to the pandemic.

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