Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Ilya Ivashka: Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, fifth seed at the Marbella Open 2021 will face Ilya Ivashka in the second round clash on Thursday. Fokina is ranked 56th in the ATP Rankings, whereas, the Belarusian is ranked 115th in the world.
- Tournament: Andalucia Open
- Match: Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Ilya Ivashka
- Round: First Round
- Date: 7th April, 2021
- Prize Money: €8,770
- Venue: Marbella, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Ilya Ivashka: Match Preview
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina defeated Damir Dzumhur in an incredible three set battle in the first round of the Marbella Open. The Spaniard came back from a set down to progress further in the tournament. The fifth seed last played at the Dubai Open 2021, where he lost in the second round to Filip Krajinovic. His best performance of the season so far has come at the Open Sud de France, where he reached the quarterfinals.
Ilya Ivashka defeated the Spaniard, Pedro Martinez in the first round in straight sets. The 27-year old last played at the Miami Open 2021, where he was defeated in the second round by Denis Shapovalov in three sets. He has played just three tournaments so far and has faced early round exits in each of the events.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Ilya Ivashka: Head-to-Head
The duo have never faced against each other before, and as a result, the head to head stands at 0-0.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Ilya Ivashka: Match Prediction
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is expected to win the second round encounter and move into the third round. The Spaniard is an exciting talent and will look forward to have an good season on clay. Fokina has a good serve and has several shots up his sleeves, which can come handy on the clay courts. Ivashka has struggled with form throughout the season, and is expected to come up short against the fifth seed in the second round.
Match Prediction: Alejandro Davidovich Fokina to win in straight sets