Taro Daniel will face Elias Ymer in the third round of the Australian Open qualifiers on Wednesday. The winner will book his spot in the Australian Open 2021 main draw. Taro Daniel is ranked 116th in the ATP Rankings, whereas the Swedish player is ranked just outside the top 200 on the 204th place.
- Date: 13th January, 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open Qualifiers
- Fixture: Taro Daniel vs Elias Ymer
- Round: Third Round
- Venue: Doha, Qatar
- Category: Grandslam
- Surface: Outdoor Hard-Court
Taro Daniel vs Elias Ymer: Match Preview
Taro Daniel, fifth seed at the Australian Open qualifiers defeated Maximilian Marterer in the second round. The Japanese defeated Marterer in straight sets, dropping just seven games on-course to his victory. Earlier, the fifth seed defeated Roberto Cid Subervi in the first round after coming back from a set down, and winning the next two sets.
Elias Ymer defeated the Swiss, M.Huesler in the second round after coming back from a set down to claim the victory. The Swede was comprehensively beaten in the first set, winning just one game, however he came back in the next two sets, winning them with a scoreline of 6-3 and 6-2. Ymer defeated Blake Mott in straight sets in the first round in Doha.
Taro Daniel vs Elias Ymer: Head-to-Head
The duo have met just once in the past at the 2018 Gstaad Open. Elias Ymer won the encounter in straight sets and leads the head-to-head record 1-0.
Taro Daniel vs Elias Ymer: Match Prediction
Taro Daniel enters the match as the favorite despite his inferior head to head record against the Swede. However, Ymer has been in great form during his opening two round matches in Doha. The Japanese won the Challenger Hamburg towards the back end of the 2020 season and has built on that momentum with impressive performances at the qualifying event so far. Barring his first set loss in Round one, Daniel has been very dominant and is expected to book a place in the main draw.
Match Prediction: Taro Daniel to defeat Elias Ymer in three sets.