Queen’s Club, an ATP 500 tournament will be held from June 14-20, 2021 and is one of the important tournaments in lead up to Wimbledon 2021. Matteo Berreettini enters the tournament as the top seed, whereas, five time champion, Andy Murray has received a wildcard to compete at the tournament.
Denis Shapovalov is seeded second, whereas, Jannik Sinner enters the tournament as the third seed. Aslan Karatsev is also a part of the draw, and is seeded fifth.
Matteo Berrettini, Fabio Fognini and Daniel Evans are the leading names in the top half of the draw. Matteo Berrettini opens his campaign against fellow Italian, Stefano Travaglia in the first round. He is expected to emerge victorious, and face Andy Murray in the second round. The Briton has won five titles here, and is certainly the home favorite. All eyes will be on Murray as he takes the court once again.
Matteo Berrettini is expected to defeat Murray, and progress into the quarterfinals, where he faces another Briton, Daniel Evans. It will be a tight encounter, with Evans ending Berrettini’s run in London, and defeating him in three sets.
Alex de Minaur is also placed in the first half of the draw, and will face Laslo Djere in the first round. He is expected to win the first round match, and face Reilly Opelka in the second round. The Australian’s run will be ended by Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals, as the Croatian boasts of a strong game on grass courts.
First Semifinal Prediction: Marin Cilic vs Daniel Evans
Player to Watch out For: Andy Murray
Aslan Karatsev is placed in the bottom half of the draw, alongside the likes of Denis Shapovalov and Jannik Sinner. Karatsev will face a qualifier in the first round, with a potential battle against Cameron Norrie in the second round. Norrie is a good player on grass courts, and will defeat the Russian to reach the quarterfinals.
Jannik Sinner will face Alexander Bublik in the second round, and is expected to face Norrie in the last 8 clash. Sinner has not played much grass court tennis on the senior level, and will be tested in London.
Denis Shapovalov, second seed will face a qualifier in the first round, and is expected to face the defending champion, Feliciano Lopez in the second round. The Canadian will defeat Lopez in a three set battle and face Lorenzo Sonego in the quarterfinals. Sonego will defeat the second seed in the last eight encounter, to face Cameron Norrie in the last four.
Second Semifinal Prediction: Cameron Norrie vs Lorenzo Sonego
Player to Watch out for: Feliciano Lopez
The first semifinal will see Daniel Evans face Marin Cilic. Both players are good players on this surface, however, Cilic’s experience will earn him a place in the finals via a three set battle.
The second semifinal will feature Cameron Norrie and Lorenzo Sonego. Norrie has been one of the most improved players on tour since last year, and he is expected to defeat Sonego in three sets.
Final Prediction: Cameron Norrie vs Marin Cilic
Cameron Norrie and Marin Cilic will face off against each other in an intriguing final clash. The match is expected to be a three set affair, with Norrie just edging out the Croatian. Norrie is expected to have a decent grass court season, and can win the Queen’s Club against all odds.
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