The first ATP tour final of the 2021 is finally here. Fourth seed Alex de Minaur will face eight seed Alexander Bublik in the final of the ATP Antalya Open 2021. Both the player have had a fantastic time on the court in Antalya. They overcame their opponents in previous rounds with some fine displays of tennis and will look to jump the final hurdle to claim the title.
- Date: 13th January, 2021
- Tournament: Antalya Open, 2021
- Fixture: Alex de Minaur vs Alexander Bublik
- Round: Final
- Venue: Antalya Turkey
- Category: ATP 250
- Surface: Outdoor Hard-Court
- Prize Money: €361,800
Alex de Minaur vs Alexander Bublik: Match Preview
Australia’s Alex de Minaur defeated second seed David Goffin in the semifinal to book his place in this contest. It was fascinating three set semifinal, in which de Minaur dropped his first set in this entire tournament. The final score line of this match was 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Before the semifinal, de Minaur won every single match in straight sets, including his triumph over sixth seed Nikoloz Basilashvili.
Eight seed Alexander Bublik is the giantkiller of the tournament. The 23-year old trounced first seed Matteo Berrettini in the quarterfinals. And then defeated another giantkiller Jeremy Chardy in the semifinal. Just like de Minaur, Bublik also dropped his first set in this match in the entire tournament. The final score line of the Bublik-Chardy semifinal was 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-3.
Alex de Minaur vs Alexander Bublik: Head-to-Head
This final will be the first time de Minaur and Bublik will face each other. The stake involved in this match win make the win even more sweeter for whosoever clinches the title in Antalya.
Alex de Minaur vs Alexander Bublik: Match Prediction
This will an enthralling contest. Both men have worked really hard to make it to this final, and won’t let this opportunity go by easily. As far as their journeys in this tournament goes, both the men have won almost every match convincingly. They have shown some good game and have puzzled superior seeded players in their previous rounds. Bublik’s win over Berrettini was surely one of the best matches in the tournament. While de Minaur’s conquest over Goffin was a high-octane affair.
This will be closely-contested final. A three-setter is surely on the cards. At the end de Minaur will end Bublik’s dream of winning a tour title, and will clinch the first tour title of 2021.
Match Prediction: Alex de Minaur to win the title after three-sets.