World No. 27 Aslan Karatsev will be up against World No. 31 Ugo Humbert in the opening round clash at the ATP Madrid Open 2021.
- Tournament: ATP Madrid Open 2021
- Match: Aslan Karatsev vs Ugo Humbert
- Round: First Round
- Date: 2nd May, 2021
- Prize Money: $18,674
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Aslan Karatsev vs Ugo Humbert : Preview
Russian star Aslan Karatsev is currently having his best season on the tour. The 27-year old started the season with a semi-final run at the 2021 Australian Open losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic. Since then he has been in great form winning the Dubai Open 2021. He comes into the tie with a loss in the finals at the Belgrade Open 2021 defeating local boy Djokovic in the semi-final.
22-year old youngster Ugo Humbert is looking for consistency and form after having made a shaky start to the 2021 season. His best run came at the Marseille Open where he reached the semi-finals. He comes to Madrid from Monte Carlo where he lost in the R64 tie and will be looking to find some form before the Rolland Garros 2021.
Aslan Karatsev vs Ugo Humbert : Head-to-Head
This will be the first ever meeting between the two players on the tour, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Aslan Karatsev vs Ugo Humbert : Prediction
Karatsev looks the clear favourite in the tie given his form across the season and also on the Clay which he has shown at both Monte Carlo and Belgrade Open. He is currently 4-2 on Clay whereas Humbert is 1-2 this year. Humbert would need to plan his approach carefully to cause an upset.
Prediction: Aslan Karatsev to win in straight sets.