In the quarter-final clash between the ATP 250 Stuttgart Open 2021, World No. 22 and the 4th seeded Alex de Minaur will be up against World No. 142 Jurji Rodionov.
|Tournament||ATP Stuttgart Open 2021|
|Match||Alex de Minaur vs Jurji Rodionov|
|Date||11th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$21,994 (INR 16,04,803 approx.)|
Alex de Minaur vs Jurji Rodionov : Preview
Alex de Minaur reaches his 2nd quarter-final of the year after having made the last-8 at the season opener tournament in Turkey at the 2021 Antalya Open where the Australian won the title.
Alex had a first round bye owing to his seeding, but later faced a tough test against fellow Australian Jordan Thompson in the 2nd round where he won 6-7(8), 6-3, 6-4 to make it into the quarter-finals.
Jurji Rodionov is the second wildcard entrant to qualify for the quarter-final after Swiss youngster Dominic Stricker also made it into the last-8. Jurji’s run this week is his best result so far this year in an ATP level tournament. He has however runner-up at the 2021 Nur-Sultan Challenger.
He comes into the quarter-final with a 3-set win in the 1st round and had an early wrap to his 2nd match when his opponent Peter Gojowczyk had to retire in the 9th game of the 1st set when Jurji was leading 5-3.
Alex de Minaur vs Jurji Rodionov : Head to Head
This will be the first ever meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Alex de Minaur vs Jurji Rodionov : Prediction
While both the players have played a 3-setter each, it will be an interesting clash between the duo. Jurji will have nothing to lose and will be playing with a similar attitude as he aims to move closer towards the title.
As for Alex, coming from a 3-set win he will look to finish games quickly and not extend the match further as Jurji will come well rested into the clash. However, having played some good tennis this season, the Australian will remain favourite for this clash and will be looking to clinch his 2nd title of the year before the all-important 2021 Wimbledon starts in a fortnight.
Prediction: Alex de Minaur to win in straight-sets.