ATP Nur Sultan, an ATP 250 indoor hard court tournament commences on 26th October in Astana. The tournament is the first edition of the Astana Open, which was added to the calendar after the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the regular season.
Frances Tiafoe will face Frenchman, Corentin Moutet in the first round match in Astana. Both the players participated in the European Open which was held in Antwerp last week, but could not go much deeper into the tournament.
- Tournament: Astana Open 2020
- Date: 26 October, 2020
- Match: Frances Tiafoe vs Corentin Moutet
- Round: 1st Round (Round of 32)
- Venue: Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan
- Category: ATP 250
- Surface: Indoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: Approx. $273,345
Frances Tiafoe vs Corentin Moutet: Match Preview
Frances Tiafoe has been very busy on tour, playing 7 tournaments in the span of just 2 months. The American had a decent clay court season where he won a title in the Parma Challenger, but crashed out of the 1st round in the French Open and the ATP Sardinia event. Tiafoe returned to action on hard courts last week at the European Open in Antwerp where he lost in the 2nd round to Dan Evans.
Corentin Moutet was knocked out in the first round of French Open in a five set thriller against Lorenzo Giustino that went right down to the wire. The Frenchman failed to progress beyond Round 2 at the Sardinia Open. Moutet also played at the European Open last week where he lost to Lloyd Harris in the 1st round itself.
Frances Tiafoe vs Corentin Moutet: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced off just once before that cam recently at the Sardinia Open a few weeks ago. Moutet won the 1st round encounter at Forte Village in straight sets to lead the head to head record 1-0.
Frances Tiafoe vs Corentin Moutet: Match Prediction
Frances Tiafoe returns to action on his preferred surface, hard courts. The American enters the fixture as the favourite to progress into the 2nd round, although he had lost to Moutet just 2 weeks earlier. However, Moutet is known to be good player on clay and it is doubtful if he can keep up with Tiafoe’s hard hitting game on the hard courts.
Match Prediction: Frances Tiafoe to defeat Corentin Moutet in straight sets