5th-seed Stefanos Tsitsipas will be aiming for a better show as he faces unseeded Mikael Ymer in a Round of 32 encounter at the Australian Open 2021. Tsitsipas survived the upset of the tournament in the previous round and has looked rusty to say the least.
- Fixture: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Mikael Ymer
- Date: 13 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 3rd Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: $165,228 (USD)
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Mikael Ymer: Preview
Talking about the performance in the tournament so far, it was looking as if Tsitsipas has come here to do something big after demolishing Gilles Simon in straight sets in the opening round. However, the 22-year old Greek survived the nightmare when he edged past local favourite Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-7, 6-4, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4 in a marathon match in the second round.
On the other hand Ymer has rode his luck to reach this far in the tournament. The 22-year old Swede after upsetting 26th-seed Hubert Hurkacz in a five-set thriller in the first round, came back from a set down to outclass Carlos Alcaraz Garfia 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 in the next round.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Mikael Ymer: Head-to-Head
Prior to their meeting in the first round, the two players have faced each other once. That match was played last year in Marseille, France where Tsitsipas comfortably defeated Ymer in straight sets 6-1, 6-3 in a Round of 16 contest. So, Tsitsipas leads the head-to-head record 1-0.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Mikael Ymer: Prediction
On paper, there is no match between Tsitsipas and Ymer. However, after his shoddy performance in the previous round, don’t be surprised if Ymer manages to pull off at least a set against the Greek. Having said that, Tsitsipas should emerge from this encounter as victorious.
Match Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas defeats Mikael Ymer in a closely contested four-set match.