Van De Zandschulp vs Berrettini: prediction for the Queen's Club Championships match
Botic van de Zandschulp
Botic van de Zandschulp failed to make a deep run at the tournament in 's-Hertogenbosch. He lost to Emil Ruusuvuori in three sets in the very first round. The Dutchman has been more successful at the Queen's Club Championships. He passed Paul Jubb, Grigor Dimitrov, and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina to reach the semifinals and dropped a set only in the first match.
Last week, Matteo Berrettini won the Stuttgart Open. In the final match, the Italian tennis player defeated Andy Murray. Berrettini carried his momentum all the way to the semifinals of the Queen's Club Championships. In the first three matches, he prevailed over Daniel Evans, Denis Kudla, and Tommy Paul.
There were no tie-breaks in 5 of Berrettini's last 7 matches.
Three sets were played in 4 of Berrettini's last 7 matches.
Even though Berrettini seems unstoppable, he has been playing for two weeks with no rest. Tennis players often make mistakes in such situations. We believe, that van de Zandschulp can create problems for the Italian, maybe win a set. We will be backing the underdog in this pair.
Our prediction — handicap (+3.5) to van de Zandschulp
In 5 of his last 7 matches on grass courts, Berrettini has played at least 26 games. Given the good form of van de Zandschulp, we suggest taking the over - this is likely to be a close match.
Second prediction — total over 23.5 games