Croatia Open 2021: Filip Krajinovic vs Radu Albot Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

World No. 34 Filip Krajinovic will face World No. 92 Radu Albot in the highly-anticipated second round of the Croatia Open 2021.

Radu Albot and Filip Krajinovic
Radu Albot and Filip Krajinovic

Third-seeded Filip Krajinovic will be up against Moldovan tennis star Radu Albot in the all-important second round of the Croatia Open 2021 on Wednesday, July 21.

Filip Krajinovic vs Radu Albot: Match Details

TournamentCroatia Open 2021
MatchFilip Krajinovic vs Radu Albot
RoundSecond round
Date21st July 2021
Prize Money$10,625
VenueUmag, Croatia
SurfaceClay Court

Filip Krajinovic vs Radu Albot: Preview

Filip Krajinovic
Filip Krajinovic

Filip wasn’t having the best of seasons before he arrived at the German Open. He was knocked out in the first round at Wimbledon and could reach only the second round at the French Open 2021. However, the kind of performance he delivered at the German Open earned him a lot of fans.

Filip reached the finals at the German Open but his dream run was halted by Pablo Carreño Busta who thrashed him in straight sets. However, the kind of performances he was able to put throughout the tournament would have given him a lot of confidence.

Filip would like to play with similar confidence at the Croatia Open as well. On the other hand, his opponent Radu Albot has started off in a brilliant fashion in the tournament as well. Albot defeated Holger Rune in his first-round clash at the Croatia Open.

Although Albot dropped the first set in real quick time, he time made a wonderful comeback and won the next two sets to confirm his place in the next round. Now he has a monumental challenge ahead of him in the name of Filip Krajinovic.

Filip Krajinovic vs Radu Albot: Head to Head

Radu Albot
Radu Albot

These two players have faced each other twice in the past. Currently, the head-to-head record stands at 1-1.

Filip Krajinovic vs Radu Albot: Prediction

Filip Krajinovic
Filip Krajinovic

Radu Albot came into the Croatia Open after a disappointing outing at the Swedish Open. He was knocked out in the very first encounter. Nevertheless, he has started off well at the Croatia Open. However, it would be fair to say that the odds are clearly in the favor of Filip Krajinovic. The third-seeded player is expected to go into the next round without much hassle.

Also read: Croatia Open 2021: Men’s Singles Draw Preview, Analysis and Predictions for Umag 2021