Alex de Minaur and Lloyd Harris will clash against each other in the first round of Paris Masters 2021. De Minaur is ranked 32nd in the world, whereas, the South African is ranked just one spot above him on the 31st spot.
Alex de Minaur last played at the Vienna Open where he was defeated in the second round by second seed and eventual champion, Alexander Zverev. The Australian also suffered a first round exit at the European Open, losing to Brandon Nakashima in straight sets.
Lloyd Harris suffered a first round defeat at the Vienna Open last week, where he lost to Casper Ruud in straight sets. He had a good run at the European Open, where he managed to reach the semifinals, before being beaten by the eventual champion, Jannik Sinner in straight sets. His breakthrough performance of the year came at the US Open 2021 as he made it to the last eight, losing to Alexander Zverev in straight sets.
Alex de Minaur vs Lloyd Harris: Head to Head
The duo have met twice in the past, and the head to head score stands level at 1-1. They first met each other at Tokyo Masters 2019, where Lloyd Harris won in a grueling three set match.
Alex de Minaur vs Lloyd Harris: Prediction
The match is evenly poised as both players are more than capable of making it into the next round. So far, Lloyd Harris has looked the better player on hard courts this season. The South Africa has the knack of beating opponents ranked higher than him, and should edge out Alex de Minaur in a three set thriller.
Prediction: Lloyd Harris to win in three sets
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