Jan Choinski
Jan Choinski | Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Hamburg 2023 | Choinski earns main draw spot in Hamburg, faces Zhang in opener

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Jan Choinski [Q] v Zhizhen Zhang
  • H2H: First Meeting
HAMBURG, GERMANY – Jan Choinski qualified for the ATP 500 event in Hamburg with two impressive wins and now faces Zhizhen Zhang in his first round match.


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Jan Choinski [Q] v Zhizhen Zhang H2H & Match Fundamentals

Jan Choinski [Q] v Zhizhen Zhang H2H: First Meeting
ATP Hamburg 2023 Hamburg, Germany
Clay (O) Prize Money: €14,285
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After beating world number 56 Daniel Elahi Galan to qualify for Hamburg, Jan Choinski will now look to continue his steady form over the last couple of months as he takes on Zhizhen Zhang in his opening round match.


Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2023)

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H2H: Jan Choinski (WR 149) Zhizhen Zhang (WR 70)
Tournament Previous Best N/A R1 (2021)
1st Serve % 66.4 62
Service Games Won % 71.3 78.3
Break Points Saved % 52.3 55.4
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 49.6 48.7
Break Points Converted % 30.2 39.7

Choinski will look to be more effective on serve as he takes on the returning efficiency of Zhang in this entertaining opening round match.



Playing styles and predictions

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Zhang has had a breakthrough season where the 26 year-old has broken into the world’s top 70 with a highlight being his run to the Madrid quarter-finals. Now after a few early round exits in recent weeks, Zhang will look to get his season back on track with a deep run in Hamburg heading into the US hard court swing.

Choinski will look to mix up his serving patterns as he looks to set up unpredictable patterns of play to find weaknesses in Zhang’s return game. Meanwhile Zhang will look to use a mix of power and depth to dictate the tempo of the rallies and force errors from Choinski. This should be a good experience for Choinski and will believe he can get a positive result from this match given the slightly faster conditions in Hamburg. However Zhang has produced quality performances at ATP level on clay this season and won’t make it easy for the Brit to implement his game style in what should be an intriguing first round match.

Prediction: Zhang in three sets.



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