An exciting clash awaits fans in the second round of the ATP Madrid Open 2021, as World No. 9 and 7th seeded Argentine, Diego Schwartzman prepares to take on World No. 27 and in-form Russian star Aslan Karatsev.
- Tournament: ATP Madrid Open 2021
- Match: Diego Schwartzman vs Aslan Karatsev
- Round: Second-round
- Date: 4th May, 2021
- Prize Money: €22,720
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Diego Schwartzman vs Aslan Karatsev : Preview
Diego Schwartzman has not been to a great start in 2021, struggling for consistency across tournaments. He has however won the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires but that remains his only final appearance of the year, something he would like to improve on. Being the 7th seed, he comes into the tie from a first round bye.
Aslan Karatsev is currently enjoying a great 2021, performing consistently across tournaments and surfaces. He comes to Madrid from a final appearance at the Serbian Open at Belgrade where he lost in a crunch 3-setter final. He sets up this tie with Schwartzman after a comfortable, straigh set opening round victory and will be looking to repeat and improve on his Belgrade feat.
Diego Schwartzman vs Aslan Karatsev : Head to Head
The duo have met just once, with the meeting taking place in the R32 game at the 2021 Australian Open where Karatsev won in straight sets, leads the head-to-head tie against Diego 1-0.
Diego Schwartzman vs Aslan Karatsev : Prediction
This tie looks like an interesting game with Schwartzman boasting a better record on Clay, while Karatsev boasts of a better form at the given moment. With the Australian Open meeting having taken place in January, Diego will be looking to settle some scores.
Prediction : Aslan Karatsev to win in 3-sets.