Denis Shapovalov and Stan Wawrinka will clash in the quarterfinals of the Petersburg Open on Friday. Both the players have put behind their disappointments at the French Open and have done well so far in Petersburg. Shapovalov defeated I.Ivashka in straight sets in Round 2 whereas Wawrinka defeated Evgeny Donskoy in a tough 3 set match to progress into the last 8. The last 8 clash between the two players promises to be an exciting affair pitting an experienced 3 time Grandslam champion, Wawrinka against the rising NextGen star, Shapovalov.
- Fixture: Denis Shapovalov(CAN) vs Stan Wawrinka(SUI)
- Date: October 16, 2020
- Tournament: St. Petersburg Open
- Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
- Category: ATP 500 event
- Court Surface: Indoor Hard Courts
- Timing: Appox. 4:50 PM IST or 12:20 PM BST
Denis Shapovalov vs Stan Wawrinka: Match Preview
Denis Shapovalov, who suffered a shock early exit from the French Open has done well in the opening rounds at Petersburg. He defeated Viktor Troicki in Round 1 in straight sets followed by another comfortable victory over I.Ivashka in Round 2. The Canadian, seeded 2nd at Petersburg is one of the favourites to claim the title.
Stan Wawrinka has had two tough matches in the tournament so far. He had to make a comeback against Dan Evans in Round 1 to win in 3 sets and defeated Evgeny Donskoy in another 3 sets victory in Round 2 to progress into the quarterfinals. The Swiss who lost in Round 3 at the French Open will be looking forward to lift the title in Petersburg.
Denis Shapovalov vs Stan Wawrinka: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced off 2 times in their careers with each winning on 1 occasion. They first faced off at 2018 Tokyo Open where Shapovalov won in 3 sets. Their last meeting came at 2019 Rotterdam Open where Wawrinka won in straight sets to take the headt-to-head record to 1-1.
Denis Shapovalov vs Stan Wawrinka: Match Prediction
Both the players come into the quarterfinals at the back of contrasting performances in the opening two rounds. Denis Shapovalov made easy work of his opponents, winning both matches in straight sets whereas Wawrinka had to toil hard and earn both victories in 3 sets. Shapovalov just gets the edge over the Swiss in this encounter, given the level of tennis he has been playing since the past 2 months except his shock early exit at the French Open. The Swiss certainly does have the game to challenge Shapovalov and the match is expected to decided by 3 sets.
Match Prediction: Denis Shapovalov to defeat Stan Wawrinka in 3 sets.