In the highly-anticipated semi-final clash of the ATP Eastbourne 2021, second-seeded Alex de Minaur will be up against South Korean tennis star Kwon Soon-woo.
Alex de Minaur vs Kwon Soon-woo: Match Details
|Tournament||ATP Eastbourne 2021|
|Match||Alex de Minaur vs Kwon Soon-woo|
|Date||25th June, 2021|
|Venue||Eastbourne, Great Britain|
Alex de Minaur vs Kwon Soon-woo: Preview
Alex De Minaur has been in sublime form on grass this year. The Australian tennis star was able to reach the quarterfinal stage at the Stuttgart Open and continued his good run at Queen’s where he was knocked out in the semis. Yet again, Alex has found himself in the top four of another marquee event.
De Minaur is yet to drop a set in the tournament. He started off by thrashing Liam Broady in the first round. Right from the word go, De Minaur dominated the proceedings and won the contest in straight sets by 6-3, 6-4. He defeated Canadian tennis player Vasek Pospisil in a similar fashion.
De Minaur has really troubled his opponents with his incredible serves. Moreover, he won 78% of the first serve points in the quarter-final and a whopping 81% in the first-round clash. On the other hand, Kwon Soon-woo had to battle hard in the qualifiers to confirm his place in the top 16.
In the first round, Kwon was taken to the third set by Márton Fucsovics but Kwon held his nerve under pressure after dropping the second set and eventually won the contest by 7-6, 6-7, 6-3. Moreover, Kwon dominated Ilya Ivashka in the quarter-finals and won the match in straight sets.
Alex de Minaur vs Kwon Soon-woo: Head to Head
These two players are yet to face each other on the court. Hence, their head-to-head record stands at 0-0.
Alex de Minaur vs Kwon Soon-woo: Prediction
Kwon Soon-woo has improved with every game in the Eastbourne 2021. He looked under pressure in the first couple of matches but then made a statement by thrashing Ilya Ivashka in straight sets by 6-4, 7-5. He would be riding high on confidence.
Whereas Alex de Minaur has been impeccable in the tournament. He has cornered all his opponents and the odds are surely in his favor. However, Kwon Soon-woo is expected to give a tough fight to the Aussie.
Prediction: Alex de Minaur to win in straight sets.