In the second round of the ATP Swiss Open 2021, World No. 10 and the top-seeded Denis Shapovalov will be up against World No. 249 Vit Kopriva.
Denis Shapovalov vs Vit Kopriva : Match Details
|Tournament||Swiss Open 2021|
|Match||Denis Shapovalov vs Vit Kopriva|
|Date||20 July 2021|
Denis Shapovalov vs Vit Kopriva : Preview
Denis Shapovalov returns to action as the Canadian enters the Swiss Open as the top-seeded. Denis looked certain to make it to this year’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but he opted out for safety concerns due to rising cases of Covid-19 in Japan and will be continuing on the ATP tour.
Denis comes to Switzerland from a heart-wrenching semi-final defeat at the 2021 Wimbledon at the hands of World No. 1 Novak Djokovic who was the defending champion and also the eventual champion of the Grand Slam to make it 3/3 Grand Slams this year. Denis comes into the 2nd round directly after receiving a bye in the first round due to his seeding.
Vit Kopriva makes his ATP debut of his career after having spent the entire season playing in the Challenger tournaments. He also participated at the Serbia Open 2021 prior to the French Open 2021 but couldn’t reach the main-draw losing in the final qualifying match.
The 24-year old Czech will look to gain the maximum experience in his maiden ATP main-draw and will have nothing to lose will try to give Denis a tough fight and look to cause one of the biggest upset of the tournament as they are separated by 239 ranks.
Denis Shapovalov vs Vit Kopriva : Head to Head
This will be their first ever career meeting hence, the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Denis Shapovalov vs Vit Kopriva : Prediction
Vit comes into the tie with a career Clay record of 162-101 and is 23-11 for the season on Clay. He has an overall season record of 27-15 all coming at the Challenger tournaments. Denis will take the court as the favourite for the tie given his superior form this season as he comes with a 22-14 record for the season and was 7-5 on Clay losing to superior opponents.
Prediction: Denis Shapovalov to win in straight-sets.