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ATP Washington 2021: Grigor Dimitrov vs Ilya Ivashka Preview, Head to Head, Prediction and Live Stream for Citi Open

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Belarusian Ilya Ivashka will be meeting for the second time on the ATP tour.

Grigor Dimitrov vs Ilya Ivashka

World No. 21 Grigor Dimitrov will take on World No. 65 Ilya Ivashka in the round of 32 of the Citi Open on August 4, 2021.

Grigor Dimitrov vs Ilya Ivashka : Match Details

TournamentATP Citi Open 2021
MatchGrigor Dimitrov vs Ilya Ivashka
RoundSecond Round
Date4th August 2021
Prize Money$ 13,300
VenueWashington DC, U.S.A
SurfaceHard Court

Grigor Dimitrov vs Ilya Ivashka: Preview

Grigor Dimitrov

After a decent beginning during the start of the season, where Dimitrov reached the quarters of the Australian Open and Acapulco, the Bulgarian had a slip up in the clay courts of Europe. While he did manage to make the last eight in Geneva, it’s not been a very productive season for the super talented, Dimitrov till now. That said, he loves playing on the hard courts and the 30-year-old comes into this match with 12 matches under his belt, including eight wins. Dimitrov has also beating big names in Dominic Thiem, Pablo Carreno Busta and Marin Cilic in 2021 on the hard courts, which will give him enough confidence to make an impact going ahead.

On the other hand, Ivashka comes into this contest after beating Egor Gerisimov in straight sets in the opening round. The Belarusian was also seen trying for a medal at the Tokyo games, where he was dumped in the third round by Kei Nishikori. While he enjoyed decent success on the grass and clay courts of Europe, his record on the hard courts for 2021 hasn’t been very impressive. Perhaps, that is an area where he would be keen to work on going ahead.

Grigor Dimitrov vs Ilya Ivashka: Head to Head

Ilya Ivashka

These two have met once on the ATP tour. Earlier in the year on the clay in Geneva, the Bulgarian beat the Belarusian in straight sets.

Grigor Dimitrov vs Ilya Ivashka: Prediction

Grigor Dimitrov

As far as pure skill and experience goes, Dimitrov is miles ahead of his opponent. That said, Ivashka has also been coming up the ranks, with appealing results under his belt. It is certain that Belarusian will test the Bulgarian in this match. But perhaps, the variety and big point awareness of Dimitrov might see him through.

Match Prediction: Grigor Dimitrov should win in three sets.

Grigor Dimitrov vs Ilya Ivashka: Live Streaming & Where to Watch

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USATennis Channel
GermanyAmazon Prime video
FranceEuro sport