One player will earn the crowning achievement of his career when Alexander Zverev of Germany and Karen Khachanov of the Russian Olympic Committee square off in the gold-medal match of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday at Centre Court of Ariake Tennis Park. Ranked No. 5 in the world, Zverev has 15 career singles titles and reached the final of the U.S. Open in 2020 but has never won a grand slam. Meanwhile Khachanov, ranked No. 25, has four singles titles but none on the level of the Olympics.
The match will start after the conclusion of the women's doubles gold medal match, which is set to begin at 2 a.m. ET. William Hill Sportsbook lists Zverev as a -300 favorite (risk $300 to win $100) in the latest Zverev vs. Khachanov odds, with Khachanov listed at +250 as the underdog. The over-under for total games is 22.5. Before finalizing any Khachanov vs. Zverev picks, you need to see the Olympics 2020 picks and predictions from tennis handicapper Sean Calvert.
Calvert is the handicapper who called Stan Wawrinka winning the 2014 Australian Open at 60-1, the last Australian title won by someone other than Djokovic or Federer. In 2019, Calvert took down a huge score on Dominic Thiem winning Indian Wells at 80-1. And earlier this month he nailed both of his bets for the Wimbledon men's singles final: Djokovic to win three sets to one (+275) and Djokovic to win and both players to win a set (+130).
Now, Calvert has analyzed the latest Olympics 2020 odds and released his coveted best bet for Zverev vs. Khachanov. He's sharing his Olympics picks and tennis analysis only at SportsLine.
Alexander Zverev vs. Karen Khachanov preview
Zverev will test Khachanov's return of serve unlike any opponent he has seen so far in the Olympics. The big-serving German routinely reaches 140 miles per hour with his first serves. Just last month his top serve speed of 140 led the field at Wimbledon. Zverev's rocket serve should look far different from the serves Khachanov has seen so far in Tokyo from the likes of Yoshihito Nishioka, Diego Schwartzman and Pablo Carreno Busta, among others.
In five matches at the Olympics Zverev has won 79 percent of the points on his first serve, an increase over his ATP Tour average of 76 percent this season. And he has made just three double faults all tournament. For comparison over the last year on the Tour, he is averaging 5.5 double faults per match, the third most among all players.
Meanwhile Khachanov has seemingly regained the form that helped him win three tournament titles in 2018. His victory over Pablo Carreno Busta in the semifinals continued a string of recent wins that includes victories over eighth-seeded Diego Schwartzman and 14th-seeded Ugo Humbert. "Prior to this week we hadn't seen this sort of level from Khachanov since his 2018 Paris Masters run when he beat Djokovic in the final, so we've been waiting a long time for him to spark back to life," Calvert said.
In addition Khachanov dominated the last two matchups against Zverev. In 2019 the Russian won 6-3, 6-3 in Canada, and in 2018 he won 6-1, 6-1 in Paris. Both matches were played on outdoor hard courts.
How to make Khachanov vs. Zverev picks
Calvert likes the over 22.5 total games (-125), and he's also locked in a best bet for this Zverev vs. Khachanov match that you need to see. Be sure to check out Calvert's picks and analysis before making your Olympics 2020 picks for the men's final.
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