Grigor Dimitrov seeded 18th at this year’s Australian Open has had an Open to remember so far. He has played some fabulous Tennis, but he has also had luck on his side. In the energy sapping conditions of the Australian open he has not had a single match that has stretched beyond three sets. In his third round encounter he just played one full set before his opponent retired ill. This has added to his freshness and endurance on court which was evident in his match against Thiem, in the 4th round, which Dimitrov won in straight sets. Aslan Karatsev has had a fairytale run at this year’s Australian Open so far. The Russian currently ranked at 114 in the world has taken on higher ranked players and dominated them. Dimitrov and Karatsev now meet for a place in the semis.
- Fixture: Grigor Dimitrov vs Aslan Karatsev
- Date: 16 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: Quarter Finals
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: 403,463$ (USD)
Grigor Dimitrov vs Aslan Karatsev : Preview
Dimitrov vs Karatsev is one quarter final which very few people would have predicted. But that’s the charm of sports, it doesn’t follow a script. Dimitrov played the match of his life against a terribly tired Thiem. He ran, made passing shots, and served fantastic second serves, and Thiem had no answers to them. In the end Dimitrov won 6-4 6-4 6-0. Karatsev came out of a five set thriller against Felix Auger Aliassime 3-6 1-6 6-3 6-3 6-4. Another match where Karatsev has added to his reputation.
Grigor Dimitrov vs Aslan Karatsev : Head-to-Head
Dimitrov and Karatsev have never previously met on the tour. So the head to head right now is 0-0.
Grigor Dimitrov vs Aslan Karatsev : Prediction
Dimitrov always had the game, now it looks like he has added the endurance and belief too. Karatsev is coming off a 5 set match and will have tired legs when he takes on Dimitrov. Dimitrov should win this bout.
Match Prediction: Dimitrov to win in 4 sets.