In the opening round of the Mallorca Open 2021, World No. 31 and the 7th-seeded Ugo Humbert from France will be up against World No. 47 Miomir Kecmanovic from Serbia.
Ugo Humbert vs Miomir Kecmanovic : Match Details
|Tournament||Mallorca Open 2021|
|Match||Ugo Humbert vs Miomir Kecmanovic|
|Date||20th June, 2021|
Ugo Humbert vs Miomir Kecmanovic : Preview
Ugo Humbert will look to continue his good run on Grass at the Mallorca Open 2021 as well as he comes from a successful week at the ATP Halle Open 2021. He has already qualified for the semi-finals and will face Canadian youngster Felix Auger-Aliassime for a place in the finals.
Humbert had a poor Clay season and also didn’t enjoy much success on the Hardcourts. However, he has finally found some good form and consistency moving into the Grass season as he has already defeated the likes of Alexander Zverev, Sam Querrey and Sebastian Korda at the week in Halle.
Miomir Kechmanovic will be back on Grass for the first time since his 2nd round defeat at the 2019 Wimbledon. He had a good season on Grass that year, making good runs in the tournament which included his runner-up finish at the 2019 Antalya Open.
Kecmanovic has not been in great form this season having lost majority of his matches. He will be looking to bring his 2019 Grass form again this year to get some wins under his belt.
Ugo Humbert vs Miomir Kecmanovic : Head to Head
This will be 5th meeting between the duo and 2nd on Grass in their rivalry. They last met at the 2020 Delray Beach Open where Humbert won which remains his only victory against Miomir who won the first 3 matches. Miomir Krecmanovic leads the head-to-head tie 3-1.
Ugo Humbert vs Miomir Kecmanovic : Prediction
Krecmanovic will come into the tie with a clash with a career Grass record of 10-8 and a season record of 10-13. He will back on the court for the first time since his 2nd round defeat at the 2021 French Open and will be interesting to see how he begins the Grass season.
As for Humbert, he will come into the clash with a career Grass record of 13-7 and a season record of 12-13. He will however be confident of his chances in the match and will also be the favourite to win the tie as he comes in with a great week in Halle and could be the potential champion on Sunday in Halle.
Prediction: Ugo Humbert to win in straight-sets.