Hamburg European Open 2021: Dominik Koepfer vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas will take on World No. 59 Dominik Koepfer in the all-important second round clash at the Hamburg European Open 2021.

Dominik Koepfer and Stefanos Tsitsipas
Dominik Koepfer and Stefanos Tsitsipas

Top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas will be up against German tennis star Dominik Koepfer in the second round of the Hamburg European Open 2021 on Wednesday, July 14.

Dominik Koepfer vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Match Details

TournamentHamburg European Open 2021
MatchDominik Koepfer vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
RoundSecond-round
Date14th July 2021
Prize Money$25,605
VenueHamburg, Germany
SurfaceClay Court

Dominik Koepfer vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Preview

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas has been sensational this season. He made it to the finals at the French Open and delivered an impressive performance against World No. 1, Novak Djokovic, in the high-octane finale. However, Tsitsipas suffered an astonishing defeat in the first-round clash at Wimbledon 2021.

Tennis fans and experts were surprised to see the French Open finalist losing his way in straight sets in the opening round at the grass-court Grand Slam. He was thrashed by Frances Tiafoe without much difficulty. The Lyon Open 2021 champion would be itching to make a comeback.

Koepfer on the other hand has had a mixed season thus far. He has a win-loss record of 13-15 this year. He started off in great fashion at Wimbledon and registered wins in his first two rounds, but was knocked out in straight sets by Roberto Bautista Agut in the third-round clash.

Koepfer played in a similar fashion at the French Open as well. He was defeated by multiple Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in the third-round encounter. Needless to say, the German tennis star is in dire need of winning momentum and he has a tough challenge ahead of him in the name of Tsitsipas.

Dominik Koepfer vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Head to Head

Dominik Koepfer
Dominik Koepfer

These two players haven’t faced each other on the court till now. Hence, the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.

Dominik Koepfer vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Prediction

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas

Both players are highly rated by tennis experts across the globe and both haven’t done what they were expected to do at Wimbledon 2021. However, Tsitsipas has played exceedingly well prior to the grass-court Grand Slam and he does know how to beat the best in the business. Hence, the odds are in favor of top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas to win straight sets.

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