Alexander Zverev vs Daniel Altmaier: 2024 Mexican Open Acapulco - Preview & Prediction

Alexander Zverev vs Daniel Altmaier: 2024 Mexican Open Acapulco - Preview & Prediction

by Zachary Wimer

Alexander Zverev didn't quite have the week he hoped to have at the 2024 Los Cabos Open, but he's hoping that the Mexican Open in Acapulco proves a bit different.

The last event Zverev played before the Los Cabos Open was the Australian Open. He was very close to making a final in Melbourne but was ultimately beaten by Daniil Medvedev in five sets.

He took some time to recover after that and made his return at the ATP 250 tournament in Los Cabos. The return looked impressive until he ran into Jordan Thompson, who stunned him in the semi-final.

Now, he looks ahead to Acapulco, where he won a trophy before, and he'll face a familiar face in Daniel Altmaier in the first round.


Zverev and Altmaier have played a couple of times so far, and Zverev won both of those matches. The most recent meeting happened at last year's US Open, and the more experienced German was able to win that in three sets.

It's an interesting matchup because Altmaier has a good game when he's having a good day. He can serve well and holds his own from the baseline pretty well. Zverev will need to work hard in this match to get the win, but he's likely to do that for a couple of reasons.

Alexander Zverev Daniel Altmaier
2 H2H 0
6 Rank 55
26 Age 25
403-179 2024 W/L 3-5
9-2 Career W/L 34-64


The slower conditions benefit Zverev greatly because he is so long and moves really well. He can cover any spot on the court, and Altmaier isn't the most precise guy. His best shot at beating his compatriot would come on a faster court where he could utilize his aggressive nature, but Acapulco will counter that.

Another win condition for Zverev is his serve. The better he serves, the more likely he is to win the match. Ultimately, I think he'll handle it just fine.

Prediction: Alexander Zverev to win in two sets.


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