ATP Barcelona Open 2021: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alex de Minaur – Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Stefanos Tsitsipad and Alex de Minaur will lock horns against each other in the third round clash at Barcelona Open 2021.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alex de Minaur
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alex de Minaur

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alex de Minaur: Stefanos Tsitsipas, second seed at the Barcelona Open 2021 will face the Australian, Alex de Minaur in the third round clash on Thursday. The Greek is ranked fifth in the world, whereas, Minaur is ranked on the 25th spot.

Match Details

  • Tournament: ATP Barcelona Open 2021
  • Match: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alex de Minaur
  • Round: Third round 
  • Date: 22nd April, 2021
  • Prize Money: €24,900
  • Venue: Barcelona, Spain
  • Surface: Clay Court

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alex de Minaur: Match Prediction

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas received a bye in the first round by virtue of being the second seed. The Greek strolled past Jaume Munar in the second round clash, defeating him in straight sets. The second seed dropped just two games during the whole match and put up a dominant show. He came into the tournament on the back of an impressive Monte Carlo Masters campaign, where he lifted the first ATP 1000 title of his career.

Alex de Minaur also received a bye in the first round by virtue of being the 14th seed. In the second round, he defeated Alexander Bublik in straight sets to set up a clash against Stefanos Tsitsipas. He last played at the Monte Carlo Masters, where he suffered a second round exit.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alex de Minaur: Head-to-Head

Alex de Minaur - FirstSportz
Alex de Minaur

The duo have faced against each other on seven occasions, with Tsitsipas leading the head to head encounter, 6-1. Their last meeting came at the ATP Cup 2021, where the Greek won in straight sets. Minaur’s only victory against the world number five came at Surbiton Challenger, way back in 2017.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alex de Minaur: Match Prediction

Stefanos Tsitsipas is the clear favorite to win the third round encounter. The Greek has been in fine form this season, and also captured his maiden Masters title in Monte Carlo, last week. Alex de Minaur is a gritty opponent, and as a result, Stefanos Tsitsipas will have to be on top of his game to progress into the quarterfinals. The world number five is expected to win in straight sets, and extend his unbeaten streak to 8 matches.

Match Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas to win in straight sets

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