Albert Ramos Viñolas will take on Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the Semi-finals of the Estoril Open 2021. Viñolas is currently the World no.46 on the ATP rankings and Fokina is the World no.48.
- Tournament: Millennium Estoril Open 2021
- Match: Albert Ramos Viñolas vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
- Round: Semi-Final
- Date: 1st May, 2021
- Prize Money: €12,ooo
- Venue: Estoril, Portugal
- Surface: Clay Court
Albert Ramos Viñolas Vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: Match Preview
Ramos-Viñolas came into the tournament on the back of a decent showing on the clay courts of Barcelona. Here he beat Holger Rune in the first round, and got the better of Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the second round. Ramos-Viñolas put on a dominating display in his Quarter-final match against Corentin Moutet, winning in straight sets 6-4 6-3. His game is best suited for these kinds of clay court conditions and Ramos-Viñolas made the most of it.
Fokina started his clay court swing of the year with the Andalucia Open. Although he did not go beyond the round of sixteen, it gave him practice for his next tournament which was an ATP Masters 1000 event. At the Monte Carlo masters, Fokina showed his prowess on clay by reaching the Quarter-final of the event. At that stage he lost(walk-over) to Stefanos Tsitsipas. In this tournament so far, Fokina has beaten Pablo Andújar in the first round and French veteran Jérémy Chardy in the second and taken down Ugo Humbert in the Quarter-finals 6-4 6-4.
Albert Ramos Viñolas Vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: Head to Head
This is the first meeting between these two pliers, so the head to head is 0-0.
Albert Ramos Viñolas Vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: Prediction
Ramos-Vinolas is not as flamboyant as most of his opponents but he is exceptional at consistently getting wins. The seventh seed is also yet to drop a set so far this week. This match will see his grinding, solid tennis come up against Davidovich Fokina’s aggressive and fast game, and it will be some contest.
If Ramos-Vinolas can keep getting the ball back in play and frustrate his opponent, then things will be difficult for the young Spaniard. However, Davidovich Fokina plays his best tennis on clay and usually outhits his opponents in rallies. Fokina has been in good form and would like to continue in the same vein against the experienced Spaniard.
Match Prediction: Albert Ramos Viñolas will beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in three sets.