World No. 14 and the 11th seed Denis Shapovalov will take on World No. 44 Alexander Bublik in the 2nd round clash at the ATP Madrid Open 2021.
- Tournament: ATP Madrid Open 2021
- Match: Denis Shapovalov vs Alexander Bublik
- Round: Second-round
- Date: 4th May, 2021
- Prize Money: €22,720
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Denis Shapovalov vs Alexander Bublik : Preview
Denis Shapolav has made a good start to the 2021 season but will be looking to improve his record as the season progresses. His best run came at the Dubai Open where he made it till the semi-finals losing in a 3-setter. He comes to Madrid from Estoril in Portugal losing in R16. Denis comfortably won his first round game and will be looking to go deep in the tournament.
Alexander Bublik has made a strong start to 2021, reaching 2 finals but was unfortunate to end up on the losing side both times. He comes to Madrid from Estoril where he lost in the R32 and will be looking to get more time on the Clay as the 2021 French Open comes near. Simiar to Denis, he comes into the match with a straight set victory in the 1st round.
Denis Shapovalov vs Alexander Bublik : Head to Head
The duo have met once on the tour, with Bublik coming out victorious in 3-sets in the quarter-finals of the Marseille Open in 2020. Alexander Bublik leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Denis Shapovalov vs Alexander Bublik : Prediction
Alexander Bublik made a strong start but has failed to continue with it and lately has made early exits at the tournament. Shapovalov has been similar to Bublik in terms of consistency and both the players will be looking to improve on it. With regards to the upcoming match, Shapovalov seems to be the favourite and will be looking to get the head-to-head level at 1-1.
Prediction : Denis Shapovalov to win in straight sets.