Benjamin Bonzi will face his French compatriot, Quentin Halys in the first round of the Australian Open qualifiers on Monday. Bonzi is ranked 164 in the ATP Rankings, whereas Halys is ranked just outside the top 200 on the 206th place.
- Date: 11th January, 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open Qualifiers
- Fixture: Benjamin Bonzi vs Quentin Halys
- Round: First Round
- Venue: Dubai, UAE
- Category: Grandslam
- Surface: Outdoor Hard-Court
Benjamin Bonzi vs Quentin Halys: Match Preview
Benjamin Bonzi’s final appearance in 2020 was at the Paris Masters, where the Frenchman lost in the second round to the Spaniard, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. Bonzi took a couple of big steps in his budding career in 2020 as he made it to the main draw of the French Open after winning three qualifying round matches. Bonzi won two ITF tournaments last year and is looking forward to do well on the ATP Tour in 2021.
Quentin Halys’ last appearance in 2020 came at the Challenger Maia where he lost in the second round to Henri Laaksonen in straight sets. Last year, the Frenchman won three qualifying round matches to enter the main draw of the Australian Open, before losing to Filip Krajinovic in a thrilling five set encounter in the first round.
Benjamin Bonzi vs Quentin Halys: Head-to-Head
The duo have met just once in the past, way back in 2014 on the ITF Circuit. Halys won the encounter in straight sets and leads the head to head record 1-0.
Benjamin Bonzi vs Quentin Halys: Match Prediction
There is not much to separate the two players ahead of their match-up on Monday. However, Benjamin Bonzi showed a lot of promise towards the backend of the 2020 season and is expected to build on his momentum in the new season. Halys struggled to find form for majority of last year, failing to make an impact on the Challenger tour. However, the match is expected to be decided by a three set affair, with Bonzi emerging victorious.
Match Prediction: Benjamin Bonzi to beat Quentin Halys in three sets