Florian Mayer has been a quiet story in Halle. He has piled up nice wins and advanced to the championship round with an upset over Dominic Thiem. Alexander “Sascha” Zverev has been a big story in Halle. He upset 8-time Halle champion Roger Federer in the semifinal round. Historically, Zverev’s upset was bigger, but in terms of 2016 form Mayer’s upset was bigger.
I think Mayer will win this match if he takes care of his service games. Zverev just beat his idol and may be due for a letdown. If Zverev’s easy power is clicking with few errors, this prediction will look silly.
Still, my prediction is Florian Mayer d. Alexander Zverev 7-6, 6-4