In the upcoming 2nd round clash at the ATP Madrid Open 2021, World No. 24 Alex de Minaur will be up against World No. 54 Lloyd Harris.
- Tournament: ATP Madrid Open 2021
- Match: Alex de Minaur vs Lloyd Harris
- Round: Second-round
- Date: 4th May, 2021
- Prize Money: €22,720
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Alex de Minaur vs Lloyd Harris : Preview
22-year old Alex de Minaur has been struggling to find form and consistency in the 2021 season. The young Australian is yet to qualify for a quarter-final clash this year and will be looking to improve his form at the Madrid Open to prepare for the upcoming tournaments. He comes into the tie by knocking out Jaume Munar in 3-sets.
Llyod Harris has made a similar start like Alex except for his dream run at the Dubai Open 2021 where the young South African made it till the finals but was unfortunate to end up on the losing side. Except for the Dubai Open Harris hasn’t reached any other quarter-finals. He also reaches the 2nd round with a 3-set first round victory over 13th seeded Grigor Dimitrov.
Alex de Minaur vs Lloyd Harris : Head to Head
The duo have met just once on the tour, with their meeting taking place in 2019 Japan Open which Llyod won in 3-sets and leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Alex de Minaur vs Lloyd Harris : Prediction
While Lloyd Harris has made a long run at Dubai, apart from that both the players have had similar season. Alex de Minaur still looks favourite for the tie with flashes of brilliance coming on court. Levelling the head-to-head tie will be another motivation for the young Australian against Harris.
Prediction: Alex de Minaur to win in straight sets.