Wimbledon 2021: Grigor Dimitrov vs Fernando Verdasco Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Grigor Dimitrov will meet Fernando Verdasco for the 8th time on the court in the opening match of the Wimbledon Championships 2021. Will the Spaniard make it 4-4 in the head-to-head battle in London?

Grigor Dimitrov vs Fernando Verdasco
Grigor Dimitrov vs Fernando Verdasco

World No.21 Grigor Dimitrov will face World No.102 Fernando Verdasco in the opening round of the Wimbledon Championships 2021.

Grigor Dimitrov vs Fernando Verdasco: Match Details

TournamentWimbledon 2021
MatchGrigor Dimitrov vs Fernando Verdasco
RoundFirst Round
Date28th June, 2021
Prize Money$67,751
VenueWimbledon, Great Britain
SurfaceGrass Court

Grigor Dimitrov vs Fernando Verdasco: Preview

Grigor Dimitrov
Grigor Dimitrov

Former World No.3 Grigor Dimitrov is coming straight to the Wimbledon Championships without playing any tennis on the grass courts this season. It is because the Bulgarian played suffered an injury in the first round of the French Open 2021 and luckily, recovered before Wimbledon.

On the other hand, Fernando Verdasco played two Challenger tournaments before coming to London. He didn’t enjoy much success in either one of them as he won just a single match in the both the tennis events.

As a result, both the players are quite naive when it comes to playing on grass this season. However, fans know about Dimitrov’s gameplay and are aware that his ability to play good slices helps him to thrive on grass. Fans have also watched Verdasco and know that he has got a good high serve that can create problems for the Bulgarian player.

Grigor Dimitrov vs Fernando Verdasco: Head-to-Head

Fernando Verdasco
Fernando Verdasco

Head-to-Head, both have met each other in seven encounters before this. It is Dimitrov who leads the battle 4-3 now but the Spaniard can equalize it this time. Interestingly, it’ll be the first time at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 that the two will cross their paths on grass.

Grigor Dimitrov vs Fernando Verdasco: Preview

Grigor Dimitrov
Grigor Dimitrov

Grigor Dimitrov will definitely begin as the favorite before the match. The Bulgarian has the experience of playing in big matches but will need to take some early lead in order to establish his momentum.

Verdasco has got an incredible defense and can shock Dimitrov, especially after he is returning from an injury. If he manages to reduce the number of unforced errors, the match can go anyways.

Final Prediction: Grigor Dimitrov to win in four sets

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