Top seed Matteo Berrettini will face eighth seed Alexander Bublik in the quarterfinals of the ATP Antalya Open 2021. This high-profile match will feature two players who have had an easy road at Antalya. With both the men yet to drop a set in this tournament.
- Date: 11th January, 2021
- Tournament: Antalya Open, 2021
- Fixture: Matteo Berrettini vs Alexander Bublik
- Round: Quarterfinals
- Venue: Antalya Turkey
- Category: ATP 250
- Surface: Outdoor Hard-Court
- Prize Money: €361,800
Matteo Berrettini vs Alexander Bublik: Match Preview
World No.10 Matteo Berrettini enters this match in great form. He overcame his previous opponent with ease. In the round of 16, he defeated Dimitar Kuzmanov of Bulgaria in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. He trounced his Round of 32 rival Ergi Kirkin in a similar fashion. With these comfortable wins under his belt, Berrettini will be in a pretty good state of mind in the quarterfinal match.
Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan is also in great form. Just like Berrettini, Bublik is yet to drop a set in the tournament. The 23-year old defeated Tristan Lamasine and Salvatore Caruso in straight sets in the round of 16 and round of 32 respectively. This great run will help him in his match against Berrettini.
Matteo Berrettini vs Alexander Bublik: Head-to-Head
Berrettini and Bublik played the semifinals of the Istanbul Challenger in 2017. The Kazakh won that match in straight sets 7-2, 6-3. This win gives him 1-0 advantage in head-to-head.
Matteo Berrettini vs Alexander Bublik: Match Prediction
This will be a fascinating contest to watch. Either one of the men will finally drop a set in this tournament. Berrettini and Bublik which try to undercut each other momentum, and one who does it best will probably win this match. The Italian will book his place in the semifinals after a valiant effort from Bublik.
Match Prediction: Matteo Berrettini to win this match in three sets.