Indian Wells 2021: Alexei Popyrin vs Hubert Hurkacz Preview, Head to Head, Prediction and Live Stream for BNP Paribas Open

In the highly-anticipated second round of the Indian Wells 2021, Australian tennis star Alexei Popoyrin will take on eighth-seeded Hubert Hurkacz.

Alexei Popyrin and Hubert Hurkacz
Alexei Popyrin and Hubert Hurkacz

In the second round of the ATP-1000 Indian Wells 2021, World No. 71 Alexei Popyrin will take on World No. 12 Hubert Hurkacz.

Alexei Popyrin vs Hubert Hurkacz: Match Details

  • Tournament: Indian Wells Open 2021
  • Match: Alexei Popyrin vs Hubert Hurkacz
  • Round: 2nd Round
  • Date: 9th October 2021
  • Prize Money: $29,045
  • Surface: Outdoor hard court

Alexei Popyrin vs Hubert Hurkacz: Preview

Hubert Hurkacz
Hubert Hurkacz

Hubert Hurkacz has been in sensational touch lately. He went past all his opponents without much hassle at the 2021 Moselle Open and ended up winning the title. Such was his domination that he didn’t drop a single set in the entire tournament.

Post that he went into the San Diego Open where his journey, surprisingly ended in the opening round. At the Indian Wells Open, Hubert would be looking to regain his form and will back himself to replicate the heroics of the Moselle Open. On the other hand, Alexei Popyrin will be riding high on confidence as well after an emphatic first-round win in the BNP Paribas Open.

The Australian thrashed Miomir Kecmanović in his first round without much trouble. Although Miomir stretched him a little bit in the second round, it wasn’t enough to prevent him from registering a well-deserved win. Alexei now has a monumental task ahead of him in the name of Hubert Hurkacz.

Alexei Popyrin vs Hubert Hurkacz: Head-to-Head

Hubert Hurkacz
Hubert Hurkacz

These two players are yet to face each other on tour. Hence, the head-to-head record between them stands at 0-0.

Alexei Popyrin vs Hubert Hurkacz: Prediction

Alexei Popyrin
Alexei Popyrin

Alexei Popyrin has done well in recent times. He was able to reach the third round at US Open as well where he gave a tough fight to Dan Evans. Needless to say, he will try his best to outplay Hubert Hurkacz. However, it would be fair to say that Hurkacz will walk into the encounter as a firm favorite and will most probably end Popyrin’s run in the Indian Wells Open in only the second round.

Prediction: Hubert Hurkacz to win in straight sets.

Alexei Popyrin vs Hubert Hurkacz: Broadcast and Live stream details

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