The ATP 250 tournament in Antwerp is going to witness World No. 35 ranked Kei Nishikori take on 54th ranked Pablo Andujar.
Kei Nishikori vs Pablo Andujar: Match Preview
After recovering from the novel coronavirus, Kei Nishikori is playing this season. However, he had to skip the US Open and Cincinnati Open. Now playing the hard-court after clay will be a challenge for the Japanese. On the other hand, Andujar will play the Antwerp tour after Forte Village Sardegna Open.
Kei Nishikori vs Pablo Andujar: Head to Head
Kei Nishikori and Pablo Andujar have clashed on 5 different occasions. At the 2011 Spain ATP 1000 Masters event, Pablo Andujar won in 6-3,7-5.
At the other four occasions, Kei Nishikori has got the better of this Spaniard. The first time the duo clashed was in 2011. At USA Winston-Salem Kei won 7-6(3),6-2 against Andujar. In the 2014 US Open Nishikori won, followed by a defeat from Spaniard. Then at ATP masters 1000 in Canada and ATP 500 in Barcelona, the Japanese won their encounters.
Kei Nishikori vs Pablo Andujar Match Prediction
The encounter should be easy for Kei Nishikori. He may take a while. To settle in the match but will emerge victorious. The match should end in straight sets.
Match Prediction: Kei Nishikori wins in straight sets.