Stefanos Tsitsipas and Gilles Simon will meet in the first round of the Australian Open. The world number 6 is the Next Gen star while Simon is a veteran with the highest singles ranking of 6 on the ATP Tour. The Frenchman will look to target the young gun and book a spot in the second round while Tsitsipas will look to make a case for himself in the Australian Open.
- Date: 9th February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open, 2021
- Fixture: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Gilles Simon
- Round: First Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Category: Grand Slam
- Surface: Outdoor Hard-Court
- Prize Money: $71,500,000
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Gilles Simon: Match Preview
Tsitsipas is coming into the tournament as the 5th seed. He will be looking to make a good run in this year’s Australian Open and will be looking to improve on last year’s run in which he lost to Milos Raonic in the third round. He is also in good form as he won both the singles matches in the ATP Cup.
The world number 64 meanwhile, will be coming in Australian Open as an underdog who is capable to challenge the top guns on the tour. He reached the second round in last year’s Australian Open where he lost to Nick Kyrgios in the second round. Simon last played in the ATP 250 tournament in Melbourne where he made it to the round of 32 and lost to fellow countryman Jeremy Chardy.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Gilles Simon: Head-to-Head
The duo has not met in the past. The first round match between these 2 players will decide who will lead the head to head tally.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Gilles Simon: Match Prediction
The 22 year old is the favorite to win the match while the veteran would be hoping to put on a good show against the next-gen star. The single handed backhand is likely to trouble the Frenchman.
Match Prediction: Tsitsipas to win in 4 sets.