ATP Acapulco Open 2021: Frances Tiafoe vs Kevin Anderson -Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Abierto Mexicano Telcel

Frances Tiafoe will face off against Kevin Anderson in the first round of the Acapulco Open 2021.

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Frances Tiafoe and Kevin Anderson
Frances Tiafoe and Kevin Anderson

Frances Tiafoe will take on Kevin Anderson in the first round of the Acapulco Open 2021. Tiafoe is currently the World no.56 on the ATP rankings and Anderson  is the World no.90.  

Tournament Details:

  • Tournament: Acapulco Open 2021
  • Match:   Frances Tiafoe vs Kevin Anderson 
  • Round: First Round
  • Date: 16th March, 2021 
  • Prize Money: $11,460
  • Venue: Acapulco, Mexico
  • Surface: Hard Court

 Frances Tiafoe vs Kevin Anderson : Preview

Frances Tiafoe
Frances Tiafoe

Tiafoe the twenty three year old tennis star from the USA, shot to fame when he stretched Novak Djokovic to four sets at the second round of the Australian Open 2021.

Although he lost the match, his game and his spirit were both appreciated. His best performance this year has been at the Delray Beach Open, where he reached the Quarter Finals, eventually falling to Hubert Hurkacz 3-6 3-6.

His first round opponent is the South African Kevin Anderson. Anderson was ranked as high as number five in the world in 2018, and has been to the final of both the US Open and the Wimbledon Final in 2017 and 2018 respectively. 

 Frances Tiafoe vs Kevin Anderson : Head-to-Head

Kevin Anderson
Kevin Anderson

The two players have faced each other four times on the tour so far, with Anderson leading the head to head 3-1. Their last encounter was at the Australian Open in 2019 which Tiafoe won in four sets  4-6 6-4 6-4 7-5. 

 Frances Tiafoe vs Kevin Anderson : Prediction 

Frances Tiafoe
Frances Tiafoe

Tiafoe is an extremely powerful player who can be unstoppable on his day. He is a good mover on the court, but has been inconsistent in the past. Anderson is a proven player on the tour but is not in great form. Tiafoe should win this match.

Match Prediction:  Tiafoe to win the encounter in three sets. 

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