Egor Gerasimov will take on Aljaz Bedene in the Second round of the ATP Sardegna Open. Gerasimov is currently the World no.80 on the ATP rankings and Simon is the World no.58.
- Tournament: ATP Sardegna Open
- Match: Egor Gerasimov vs Aljaz Bedene
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 7th April, 2021
- Prize Money: $10,360
- Venue: Cagliari, Italy
- Surface: Clay Court
Egor Gerasimov vs Aljaz Bedene: Preview
Gerasimov reached the Semi-finals of the Montpellier Open where he lost to eventual champion David Goffin. Since then though he has been unlucky to face top seeds very early on.
At Rotterdam he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the round of thirty two, and then to Daniil Medvedev at Open 13 at the round of sixteen stage. His last tournament was the Dubai Open where he lost in the first round to rising star Aslan Karatsev. Here, he faced seventh seed Guido Pella of Argentina in the first round. A match he won in straight sets 6-4 6-0. His opponent in the second round is Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene.
Bedene has lost to Kei Nishikori of Japan in his last two tournaments. First a straight sets loss at Dubai Open, and then a three set defeat at the hands of the same opponent. Here, Bedene came from behind to defeat his first round opponent, Giulio Zeppieri, in three sets 1-6 7-5 7-6.
Egor Gerasimov vs Aljaz Bedene: Head-to-Head
The two players have met once on the tour before, at Montpellier, France in 2021. A contest that Gerasimov won in straight sets, 7-6 6-4.
Egor Gerasimov vs Aljaz Bedene: Prediction
Gerasimov is in good form and would like to keep moving forward with wins under his belt. Bedene of course is no slouch but lacks the firepower to beat players out and out. If Gerasimov plays up to his potential he should win this match.
Match Prediction: Egor Gerasimov will beat Aljaz Bedene in three sets.