Jannik Sinner, fifth seed at the Montpellier Open will face Aljaz Bedene in the first round clash on Tuesday. Sinner is ranked 32nd in the world, whereas Bedene is ranked just 25 spots below him on the 57th spot. Sinner suffered a first round loss at the Australian Open 2021, and will be looking forward to get his season back on track at the Open Sud de France this week.
- Fixture: Jannik Sinner vs Aljaz Bedene
- Date: 23rd February 2021
- Tournament: Open Sud de France 2021
- Round: First Round
- Venue: Montpellier, France
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: $€4,000
Jannik Sinner vs Aljaz Bedene: Match Preview
Jannik Sinner had a breakthrough 2020 season where he broke into the top 50 rankings for the first time in his career. The Italian teenager also lifted his first ATP title at the Sofia Open. Going into the 2021 season, he was one of the top players to watch out for on the men’s circuit. Sinner won the Adelaide International prior to the Australian Open 2021. However, he suffered a first round loss at the Australian Open where he lost to Denis Shapovalov in a five set thriller.
Aljaz Bedene started his 2021 campaign at the Adelaide International where he lost to Jannik Sinner in straight sets in the round of 16. However, he could not make much of an impact at the Australian Open, as he was defeated by Alexander Bublik in four sets.
Jannik Sinner vs Aljaz Bedene: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced each other three times in the past. Bedene leads the current head to head encounter, 2-1. They first met at 2019 Umag where Bedene defeated Sinner in straight sets. They last faced each other at the Adelaide International where Sinner emerged victorious in straight sets.
Jannik Sinner vs Aljaz Bedene: Match Prediction
Jannik Sinner is the certain favorite to progress into the second round. The Italian is expected to have a comfortable victory over Bedene and progress further in the tournament. Jannik Sinner starts as one of the favorites to lift the title in Montpellier. However, Bedene has a knack of picking victories over some top ranked player and he will surely not go down without putting up a decent fight. However, Sinner’s huge serve and hard hitting game should see him through the first round.
Match Prediction: Jannik Sinner to defeat Aljaz Bedene in straight sets