Denis Shapovalov will be up against Vasek Pospisil in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open. Shapovalov is ranked 13th in the world while Pospisil is the World No.68.
Denis Shapovalov vs Vasek Pospisil: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells Open 2021
- Match: Denis Shapovalov vs Vasek Pospisil
- Round: 2nd Round
- Date: 9th October 2021
- Prize Money: $29,045
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Denis Shapovalov vs Vasek Pospisil: Preview
Canadian 9th seed Denis Shapovalov has been in decent form this season. After having an amazing grass court season where he reached the quarterfinal of Stuttgart Open, semifinal at Queen’s Club and reached the semifinal at Wimbledon, Shapovalov hasn’t been able to clear the opening hurdles. Despite being the top seed, he bowed out of the first round of the Swiss Open and didn’t win any matches at both Toronto and Cincinnati Masters.
He then bowed out of the third round of the US Open to Lloyd Harris in straight sets.
As for Vasek Pospisil, he has had a terrible season so far. Barring just one quarterfinal outing, he hasn’t even won two consecutive matches at any tournament he has player. In the 5 tournaments he’s played in the North American swing, he manages to secure just 2 wins and as a result has dropped out of the top 65 in the world.
In the opening round at Indian Wells, he defeated wild card J.J. Wolf in three sets 6-4,4-6,6-4 to book a date with Shapovalov in the second round.
Denis Shapovalov vs Vasek Pospisil: Half-to-Head
This will be the fourth meeting between the duo. Shapovalov leads the H2H 2-1. They last met at Doha earlier this year where Shapovalov won in straight sets.
Denis Shapovalov vs Vasek Pospisil: Prediction
Shapovalov will enter the match as a huge favorite given Pospisil’s recent form. The younger Canadian will have a perfect opportunity to find his lost form and has been handed a fairly easy draw. Pospisil hasn’t shown any kind of form off late and will have to serve well if he wants to have a shot at beating Shapovalov. Expect the 9th seed to cruise into the third round comfortably.
Prediction: Shapovalov to win in straight sets.
Denis Shapovalov vs Vasek Pospisil: Broadcast and Live stream details
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