Monte Carlo Masters 2021: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Aslan Karatsev – Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Stefanos Tsitsipas will lock horns with Aslan Karatsev of Russia in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Aslan Karatsev

World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas will be up against Aslan Karatsev of Russia who is ranked 29th in the world in the first round at the Monte Carlo Masters 2021.

Match Details

  • Tournament: ATP Monte Carlo Masters 1000 
  • Match: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Aslan Karatsev
  • Round: Second Round
  • Prize Money : $21,627
  • Date: 13th April, 2021
  • Venue: Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Surface: Clay Court

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Aslan Karatsev: Preview

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Stefanos Tsitsipas

World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas started his season strongly in Melbourne, going on an eight-match unbeaten run before losing in the semifinals of the the Australian Open.

He continued his hot form in Rotterdam and Acapulco, losing to Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev in the semis and finals respectively. He was last seen at the Miami Open, where he was knocked out in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Hubert Hurkacz.

His opponent Aslan Karatsev has had a dream breakthrough this season. As a qualifier, he reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open. He defeated the likes of Diego Schwartzman, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Grigor Dimitrov in Melbourne before losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

In the first round in Monte Carlo, he registered his first win on Clay against in form teen, Lorenzo Musetti of Italy.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Aslan Karatsev: Head-to-Head

Aslan Karatsev
Aslan Karatsev

The two players haven’t met on tour yet. They will play each other the first time and hence the H2H stands deadlock at 0-0.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Aslan Karatsev: Prediction

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas

The ‘Greek god’ has been one of the best players on tour this season. He has been playing exceptionally well and will be the man to look out for this Clay season.

But Karatsev has emerged as one of the most lethal players on tour this year. He has defied all odds and has punched above his weight. Having said that, Tsitsipas maybe too much for him. Expect the 4th seed to cruise into the Round of 16.

Prediction: Tsitsipas to win in three sets.

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