Eighth seed Diego Schwartzman will face lucky loser Alexandre Muller in the second round of the Australian Open 2021.
- Fixture: Diego Schwartzman vs Alexandre Muller
- Date: 10 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 2nd Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: $ 115,275 (USD)
Diego Schwartzman vs Alexandre Muller: Preview
Diego Schwartzman is coming off his career best-season in 2020, having broken into the top 10 for the first time. He will now be hoping to consolidate his position among the world’s best in 2021.
The Argentine had a rather unexpected tough outing in the first round. He was taken to four sets by Swedish Elias Ymer whom he defeated 7-6(3),6-4,2-6,6-2.
His opponent, Alexandre Muller comes as a lucky loser in the tournament. He defeated Juan Ignacio Londero of Argentina 4-6,6-3,6-0,6-3 in the Australian Open main draw opener.
Diego Schwartzman vs Alexandre Muller: Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting between the two players. They haven’t met yet on tour. The H2H stands at 0-0.
Diego Schwartzman vs Alexandre Muller: Prediction
This is a no-brainer that Schwartzman is a big favorite going into the encounter. But Muller would fancy his chances to match the Argentine after seeing his first-round performance. The ‘pocket-sized dynamite’ will want to wrap things up quickly and save some fuel for the future rounds.
Prediction: Schwartzman to win in straight sets.