ATP Munich 2021: Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Norbert Gombos–Preview, Head-to-Head and Prediction for BMW Open

Fifth seed Nikoloz Basilashvili will face qualifier Norbert Gombos in the Quarter-finals of BMW Open 2021.

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Nikoloz Basilashvili and Norbert Gombos
Nikoloz Basilashvili and Norbert Gombos

Nikoloz Basilashvili will take on Norbert Gombos in the Quarter-finals of the ATP Munich Open 2021. Basilashvili is currently the World no.35 on the ATP rankings and Gombos is the World no.95.  

Match Details:

  • Tournament: BMW Open 2021
  • Date: 30th April 2021
  • Fixture: Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Norbert Gombos
  • Round: Quarterfinal
  • Venue: Munich, Germany
  • Surface: Clay Court
  • Prize Money: €8,200

Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Norbert Gombos: Match Preview 

Nikoloz Basilashvili
Nikoloz Basilashvili

The highlight of Basilashvili’s season was beating Roger Federer in the second round of the Qatar Open and then going on to win the trophy. This happened in March this year and since then his only other notable feat has been reaching the Semi-finals of the Sardegna Open. In the tournament so far, Basilashvili has beaten Thiago Monteiro in the first round, and then got the better of Columbian qualifier Daniel Elahi Galán in the second.

His Quarter-final opponent is Norbert Gombos. Gombos came through the qualifiers to reach the quarter final of the tournament. In the Qualifier 1, he beat India’s Sumit Nagal. In the qualifier 2, he got the better of  Daniel Elahi Galán. In the main draw he defeated Federico Coria of Argentina in straight sets, 6-4 6-1. 

Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Norbert Gombos: Head-to-Head

Norbert Gombos
Norbert Gombos

The two players have met once, in the qualifying rounds in Vienna, Austria. The contest was won by Gombos in straight sets, 7-6 6-4, so he leads the head to head 1-0. 

Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Norbert Gombos: Prediction

Nikoloz Basilashvili
Nikoloz Basilashvili

Basilashvili is a highly unpredictable player, whose performance on the tennis court can range from the sublime to the ridiculous. But, at his attacking best Basilashvili is a handful even for the best on tour. Gombos doesn’t have the required defensive technique to thaw the Georgian if he starts to attack. 

Match Prediction: Basilashvili to win in straight sets. 

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