Predictions for the finals at Hamburg Open and Croatia Open

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Sunday is an exciting day on the ATP tour as several excellent tournaments will hold their finals. This includes the Hamburg Open and Croatia Open in Umag. The Hamburg Open is a 500 tourney, while the tournament in Umag is a 250 level.

The Hamburg Open and the Croatia Open are both played on clay. These are the last of the big tournaments on this surface for a while as most of the key tourneys in August will lead as run-ups to the US Open in late August. The US Open is played on a hard court.

Most of the top seeds at the Hamburg Open lost even before the semis. The same can be said of the Croatia Open. So who is going to win in the finals? Here is a guess.

Predictions for the finals of the Hamburg Open and Croatia Open

To be honest, it is difficult to know exactly what tennis fans are thinking of Alexander Zverev. He has twice been caused of physical assault on former partners. One partner accused him in an interview a couple of years ago, but recent allegations have been made in a court case in Germany. Still, Zverev keeps playing and denying any allegations. Whether he is guilty of the charges or not won’t be decided on the tennis court.

What will be decided is the Hamburg Open final between Zverev and Laslo Djere. Djere has fairly consistently remained between the top 30 and top 70 players on the ATP tour without ever truly breaking through to be truly dangerous. He has won two titles on clay before, but the last came in 2020.

Zverev seems to be using tennis as something he can focus on other than the recent allegations. He’s also a better player than Djere. The guess here is that Zverev wins the Hamburg Open in straight sets.

In Croatia, Stan Wawrinka, going through a bit of an upsurge lately, will play Alexei Popyrin. Wawrinka hasn’t lost a set in the tournament so far so let’s go with Stan winning the final.

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