Zhizhen Zhang vs Arthur Fils: ATP Lyon Open 2023 Preview, Schedule, Date, Form Guide, Head to Head, Live Streaming

Zhizhen Zhang vs Arthur Fils will take place in the first round of the 2023 Lyon Open on May 22.

Zhang Zhizen in a file photo (image: Twitter)
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Zhizhen Zhang won over Oriol Roca Batalla in three sets and Maxime Janvier in straight sets to advance to the main draw in his first ATP Lyon match. Zhang found that this result was significant because it prevented him from suffering his seventh qualifying exit on the main tour of the year. The 26-year-old Chinese is most likely feeling optimistic about his season thus far, despite having a slightly negative win-loss record of 14 wins and 16 losses this year. A few weeks ago, he had a remarkable run at the Madrid Masters, drawing attention with impressive wins over well-known competitors like Denis Shapovalov, Cameron Norrie, and Taylor Fritz. He reached the quarterfinals thanks to this outstanding performance.

Last year’s French Open qualifying wildcard recipient Arthur Fils has been upgraded to a main-draw wildcard for this year’s competition. He now has the chance to make his debut in Lyon and is also given a wildcard entry into the main draw thanks to this upgrade. On the main tour this year, the incredibly gifted French teen has displayed an impressive 3-0 record in first-round games. He was particularly successful in competitions held in France, making it to the semifinals in Montpellier and Marseille.

Match facts

Zhizhen Zhang vs Arthur FilsMatch details
DateMay 22, 2023
TournamentLyon Open
StageRound of 32
Time (India)3:50 pm

Form Guide

Zhizhen Zhang

Oriol Roca Batalla6-2, 6-7, 6-1 (W)
Maxime Janvier7-6, 6-2 (W)
Francesco Maestrelli5-7, 6-2, 5-7 (L)
Aslan Karatsev7-6, 6-4 (L)
Taylor Fritz6-3, 6-7, 6-7 (W)

Arthur Fils

Ugo Humbert6-2, 6-4 (L)
Holger Rune6-3, 6-3 (L)
Juan Manuel Cerundolo1-6, 6-1, 4-6 (W)
Alexander Shevchenko6-3, 6-4 (W)
Ryan Peniston2-6, 6-4, 6-7 (W)

Head to head

It is 1-0 for Arthur Fils. The contest’s favourite, Arthur Fils, enters with a higher level of consistency. However, this matchup has the potential to be a closely fought battle if Zhizhen Zhang can maintain the impressive form he showed during the Madrid Masters earlier this month.

Zhizhen Zhang vs Arthur Fils date

Zhizhen Zhang vs Arthur Fils will take place in the first round of the 2023 Lyon Open on May 22.

Live Streaming details

Australia – beIN Sports

Canada – TSN

UK – Amazon Prime Video

US – Tennis Channel

All ATP and WTA Tour level matches can be viewed on demand on the Tennis TV website and app.

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