Márton Fucsovics will take on Vasek Pospisil in the first round of the Dubai Open 2021. Fucsovics is currently the World no.44 on the ATP rankings and Pospisil is the World no.65.
- Tournament: ATP Dubai Open 2021
- Match: Márton Fucsovics vs Vasek Pospisil
- Round: First Round
- Date: 15th March, 2021
- Prize Money: $13,300
- Venue: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
Márton Fucsovics vs Vasek Pospisil: Preview
Fucsovics has had a good start to the year so far. First he reached the third round of the Australian Open and then the Finals of the Rotterdam Open. At the Aussie Open he beat Stan Wawrinka in a five set thriller , 7-5 6-1 4-6 2-6 7-6, before getting beaten in the third round by Milos Raonic. At the Rotterdam Open he went all the way to the finals, but lost to Andrey Rublev 6-7 4-6. He played a great game in the semifinals against Borna Coric, winning 6-4 6-1 in straight sets.
In the recently concluded Qatar Open he reached the Quarter Finals but got injured before the natch and had to give a walkover. His second round opponent at the Dubai Open is the Canadian Vasek Pospisil. Pospisil has not had a great start to the year.
He was ousted in the first round of the Australian Open 2021 by Daniil Medvedev, and in the second round of the Qatar Open by his doubles partner Denis Shapovalov. But, when he has had easier opponents in the initial rounds, like he did at the Sofia Open, he has done well. At the Sofia Open he reached the Finals, where he was cleaned up by Jannik Sinner , 6-4 3-6 7-6.
Márton Fucsovics vs Vasek Pospisil: Head-to-Head
These two players have played each other twice on the tour and both times the contest has been won by Fucsovics . So Fucsovics leads the head to head 2-0. Their last encounter was at the qualifying rounds of the Paris Masters, Fucsovics won that match 4-6 7-6 6-2.
Márton Fucsovics vs Vasek Pospisil: Prediction
Fucsovics is known for his great returns of serve, and will look to counter Pospisil’s serve with that. Fucsovics had to withdraw from the last tournament, and his fitness will be an issue. If Fucsovics can stay fit, he should win this.
Match Prediction: Márton Fucsovics will win this match in three sets.