Alex de Minaur is ranked no.23 in the World and seeded 4th at the ATP Antalya Open. He took out Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 6-2 6-1 in the first round. In the second round he was equally convincing and handed out a 6-3 6-1 defeat to Adrian Andreev. Nikoloz Basilashvili from Georgia is ranked no.40 in the World. He faced Italian Andrea Arnaboldi in the first round, an exchange that he won 4-6 7-5 6-1. In the second round he defeated Turkman Altuğ Çelikbilek in straight sets 7-6 6-4.
- Date: 11th January, 2021
- Tournament: Antalya Open, 2021
- Fixture: Alex de Minaur vs Nikoloz Basilashvili
- Round: Quarter Finals
- Venue: Antalya Turkey
- Category: ATP 250
- Surface: Outdoor Hard-Court
- Prize Money: €361,800
Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Alex de Minaur: Match Preview
Alex de Minaur has one career title so far, but he did reach the Quarter Final of the US Open last year. At 21 years of age he is the top ranked Australian single’s plyer in the world and that shows his quality. Alex de Minaur’s ability to run and make you play that one extra ball is is biggest asset. He is quick and cunning on the tennis court. But lacks the big serve or the big power game, something that most players in the Top 10 have. Nikoloz Basilashvili has the power and the technique to hurt big players on his day. But he has often been accused of being too self critical and hard on himself. If he can keep his mind focused, he can be a tough opponent for Alex de Minaur.
Alex de Minaur vs Nikoloz Basilashvili: Head-to-Head
Nikoloz Basilashvili and Alex have never met on the ATP Tour, hence the record is 0-0.
Alex de Minaur vs Nikoloz Basilashvili: Match Prediction
Nikoloz Basilashvili has the game and the power to trouble someone like de Minaur, but de Minaur is consistent and clever on the court who will feed on the unforced errors of Nikoloz.
Match Prediction: de Minaur to win in 3 sets.