Albert Ramos Vinolas, fifth seed at the ATP Buenos Aires will face the Indian, Sumit Nagal in the quarterfinal clash on Friday. The Spaniard is ranked 46th in the ATP Rankings, whereas Nagal is ranked 150th in the world. It has been a dream run for the Indian so far, who achieved his first ATP main draw victory and secured the biggest victory of his career, defeating Cristian Garin the last 16.
- Tournament: ATP Buenos Aires 2021
- Match: Sumit Nagal vs Albert Ramos Vinolas
- Round: Quarterfinals
- Date: 5th March, 2021
- Prize Money: $9,240
- Venue: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Surface: Red Clay
Sumit Nagal vs Albert Ramos Vinolas: Match Preview
Sumit Nagal has had a tremendous week so far, and is in the middle of a dream run in Buenos Aires. The Indian battled through three qualifying round matches to book a spot in the main draw. He secured his first ATP main draw victory as he defeated Joao Sousa in the first round in straight sets. He reached a new high on Wednesday as he defeated the second seed and world number 22, Cristian Garin in straight sets in the last 16.
Albert Ramos Vinolas defeated Holger Rune of Denmark in three sets in the first round. The Spaniard had to come back from a set down to grind out a victory. In the last 16, he defeated Dominik Koepfer of Germany in straight sets to set up a quarterfinal clash against Nagal.
Sumit Nagal vs Albert Ramos Vinolas: Head-to-Head
The duo have never clashed against each other in the past and the head to head stands at 0-0.
Sumit Nagal vs Albert Ramos Vinolas: Match Prediction
Sumit Nagal enters the quarterfinal in red-hot form at the back of five consecutive wins in Buenos Aires. Although, ranked almost 100 spots below Ramos Vinolas, he is expected to put up a brave fight. The Spaniard is a specialist clay courter and it will be another stern test for Nagal. Additionally, Vinolas is a left-handed player which will present a new challenge to the Indian. However, the kind of tennis, Nagal has produced this week, it is hard to see him lose this encounter. The match will be a three set affair, with Nagal just edging out the Spaniard.
Match Prediction: Sumit Nagal to win in three sets