Can Zverev reach his first Hamburg European Open title?
<div><h2>Nikoloz Basilashvili (4) vs Alexander Zverev (2)</h2><p><strong>Saturday, July 27, Hamburg</strong></p><p>Alexander Zverev produced a stunning display of character to beat Filip Krajinovic in the quarter-finals of the Hamburg European Open. The home favourite rallied from a set and a break down to reach the semi-finals at the Rothenbaum Tennis Center for the first time since 2014. Despite slow start, Zverev found his rhythm in the final set, losing just one of his first-serve points. The No.2 seed is now the main contender to lift the trophy in Hamburg after Dominic Thiem’s surprising defeat to Andrey Rublev in the previous round.</p><p>Zverev will next take on defending champion Nikoloz Basilashvili for a place in the final. The 27-year-old extended his winning streak at the Hamburg European Open to eight matches after a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Jeremy Chardy in just 67 minutes. Chardy couldn’t find a solution to Basilashvili’s aggressive return to serve, winning only 53.49% of the points played on his service games. Nikoloz made history last year by becoming the first player from Georgia to claim an ATP Tour title and will now try to become the first player since Roger Federer in 2005 to win back-to-back titles in Hamburg.</p><p>These two players will face each other for the third time in their careers. Zverev leads 2-0 in their head-to-head with Basilashvili still looking to win a set against the German.</p><p>Looking now at the odds for this contest, the bookmakers are well aware of Alexander’s dominance over Basilashvili with the German as the <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">favourite to win this match</a> at 1.46 (23/50) with Pinnacle. Zverev will be extremely confident after such a great comeback and it won’t be easy for anyone to stop him now. On the other hand, Alexander will have the crowd’s endearing support and that can play a decisive role this Saturday. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Zverev’s moneyline to an accumulator as the best approach for this semi-final. For those who are looking for a higher odd, Alexander’s -3 game handicap at 1.93 (93/100) with Pinnacle is also a good line for this match.</p><p><strong>Best Tips:</strong></p><ul> <li><strong>Alexander Zverev to win at 1.46 (23/50) with <a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Pinnacle</a></strong></li> <li><strong>Alexander Zverev -3 game handicap at 1.93 (93/100) with <a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Pinnacle</a></strong></li></ul><div><strong><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=164&a=f339dce1-88de-4994-ab6a-c24e019bdf3b&f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d1a2f2b5d2bd8d3de67df06/original-william-hill-inplay-tennis-insurance" style="width:100%;height:38px" /></a></strong></div></div>