European Open 2021: Cristian Garin vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Preview, Head to head, Prediction and Live Stream

Third seed Cristian Garin will lock horns against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the second round of the 2021 European Open.

Cristian Garin vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
Cristian Garin vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Cristian Garin will be up against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the Round of 16 of the 2021 European Open. Garin is ranked 17th in the world while Fokina is the World No.44.

Cristian Garin vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: Match Details

  • Tournament: European Open 2021
  • Match: Cristian Garin vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  • Round: Second round
  • Date: October 20, 2021
  • Prize Money: $12,660
  • Venue: Antwerp, Belgium    
  • Surface: Indoor Hard Court

Cristian Garin vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: Preview

Cristian Garín
Cristian Garín

Cristian Garin hasn’t had much form since the clay court season. He reached the fourth round at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon and followed it up with quarterfinal outings at the Swedish Open and Swiss Open. He then lost his first match at both Toronto and Cincinnati Masters before bowing out of the second round at Flushing Meadows. Last week at Indian Wells, he lost to Alex de Minaur in the second round in straight sets.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina made headlines at the French Open where he reached the quarterfinals. But ever since then, he hasn’t been able to clear the initial rounds. He lost consecutive opening matches at Wimbledon, Toronto, Cincinnati and New York. His poor form continued as he lost in the second round at Sofia and Indian Wells. This week in Antwerp, he got the better of Jordan Thompson in the first round in straight sets 6-3,6-3.

Cristian Garin vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: Head-to-Head

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

This will be the second meeting between the duo. Garin leads the H2H 1-0. They last met at Santiago last year where Garin won in three sets.

Cristian Garin vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: Prediction

Garin
Cristian Garin

There is not much to choose between the two players on current form. Both Garin and Fokina are struggling with form and don’t have a game much suited to hard courts. They both like playing defensive tennis which won’t suit much to the fast indoor hardcourts of Antwerp. But Garin has better baseline game and is likely to reach the last 8. Expect the match to go down the distance with Garin edging past Fokina.

Prediction: Garin to win in three sets.

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