5th-seed Stefanos Tsitsipas will look to seal a berth in the pre-quarters when he battles against Aljaz Bedene in a Round of 32 encounter at the French Open 2020. Tsitsipas is finally coming to form after being on the brink of defeat in the first round at Roland Garros.
Aljaz Bedene vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Preview
Talking about the performance in the tournament so far, Bedene is yet to win a match without losing a set. The 31-year old Slovenian first outclassed local favourite Arthur Rinderknech 6-2, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the opening round. Bedene then got the better of Nikola Milojevic 7-5, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 again in four sets in the second round.
On the other hand, Tsitsipas again showed why he is rated so high after a shoddy performance in the Round of 128. The 22-year old Greek was two sets-to-love down before making a miraculous comeback to beat Jaume Munar 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 in the opening round, However, the World No.6 did not face such problem in the next round as he breezed past veteran Pablo Cuevas in straight sets 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.
Aljaz Bedene vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Head-to-Head
Their only previous meeting came earlier this year in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It was a Round of 16 encounter where Bedene stunned Tsitsipas in straight sets 7-5, 6-4. So, Bedene leads the head-to-head record 1-0.
Aljaz Bedene vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Prediction
Though Bedene is leading the head-to-head meetings right now, it’s time for Tsitsipas to level the record at one-apiece. A straight set victory for the Greek can’t be ruled out, though it looks like Bedene will pull off a set in this contest. Nevertheless, it’s Tsitsipas’s match to lose.
Match Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas defeats Aljaz Bedene in a hard-fought, four-set encounter.