World No. 12 Denis Shapovalov will take on World No. 70 Pablo Andujar in the second round of the 2021 Wimbledon on June 30.
Denis Shapovalov vs Pablo Andujar: Match Details
|Match||Denis Shapovalov vs Pablo Andujar|
|Date||June 30, 2021|
|Venue||London, Great Britain|
Denis Shapovalov vs Pablo Andujar: Preview
The Canadian comes into this match after having beaten ATP veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber in five thrilling sets in the first round. Shapovalov also reached the quarterfinals of the Queen’s Club before, after an early stutter in Stuttgart. The 22-year-old has never managed to go past the second round at the All England Club till now. Therefore, he will be keen to erase the past memories and progress ahead in the tournament when he takes the court against Andujar. For starters, having played seven matches on the grass this season is likely to help the youngster.
On the other hand, the Spaniard comes into this round after beating Pierre Herbert in five titanic sets. After a decent start to the clay season, Andujar didn’t start his grass season on a perfect note as he went down to Jordan Thompson at Mallorca ahead of Wimbledon. It is also interesting to note that he only played a single match on the grass in 2019 too. Hence, it is safe to assume that he hasn’t played much on the grass in the last few years and that might impact him going ahead into the match against a high on confidence Shapovalov.
Denis Shapovalov vs Pablo Andujar: Head to Head
These two have met only once on the ATP tour. Shapovalov won their only contest at the Australian Open in 2019.
Denis Shapovalov vs Pablo Andujar: Prediction
Shapovalov will be looking to fire his first serve which is going to be a weapon against the Spaniard, who didn’t have a very successful time returning the serve of Herbert in the first round. However, the Canadian also needs to be mindful on not making a bunch of double faults. Both players have played long matches. Therefore, it will be challenge for both to get ready in time for their match. Given the recent run and grass, Shapovalov should get the job done without much discomfort.
Match Prediction: Denis Shapovalov should win in four sets.