Stockholm Open 2021: Men’s Singles Draw Preview and Prediction

The 2021 Stockholm Open will begin from November 7 and will feature stars like Jannik Sinner, Denis Shapovalov, Auger-Aliassime, and more.

Felix Auger-Aliassime, Jannik Sinner and Taylor Fritz
Felix Auger-Aliassime, Jannik Sinner and Taylor Fritz

The ATP 250 Stockholm Open will be played at the Kungliga tennishallen in Stockholm, Sweden. The tournament will commence on November 7 where several top stars will feature to attain the ultimate glory.

Tournament Details:

  • Tournament: Stockholm 2021
  • Date: November 07 – 13, 2021
  • Number of Entrants: 28 (Singles)
  • Venue: Stockhom, Sweden
  • Surface: Indoor Hard Court
  • Prize Money: €635,750
  • Defending champion: Denis Shapovalov

Top Seeds at Stockholm Open

  • Jannik Sinner
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Denis Shapovalov
  • Dan Evans
  • Taylor Fritz
  • Alexander Bublik
  • Marton Fucsovics
  • Frances Tiafoe

Men’s Singles Draw Preview and Prediction

First Quarter

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner

Jannik Sinner is the top seed in the tournament. He has got a bye in his first round, however, he might have to play a tricky game against former World No. 1 Andy Murray. Murray will face a qualifier in his first round and is expected to get past him without much trouble. However, Sinner will back himself to get past Murray.

Moreover, American tennis star Tommy Paul will take on Leo Brog in his first round encounter, whereas fifth-seeded Taylor Fritz will get a bye in his first round. Paul is expected to defeat Leo after which, he will most probably face fellow countryman and Paris Masters finalist Taylor Fritz in the second round clash where Fritz will be counted as a firm favorite.

First Quarterfinal: Jannik Sinner vs Taylor Fritz

Second Quarter

Frances Tiafoe
Frances Tiafoe

Fourth-seeded Dan Evans has got a bye in his first round whereas Davidovich Fokina will face World No. 54 Mackenzie Mcdonald. Fokina is expected to get into the second round where he will face in form Evans who would give in his all in order to move into the quarter-finals.

On the other hand, Pedro Martínez will face Finnish tennis star Emil Ruusuvuori in his first round. This might turn out to be one of those tricky clashes which might go either way, however, Pedro will count himself as a favorite to move into the second round where he might face Frances Tiafoe. Tiafoe, in his opening clash against Elias Ymer is expected to register an easy win.

Second Quarterfinal: Dan Evans vs Frances Tiafoe

Third Quarter

Denis Shapovalov
Denis Shapovalov

Sixth-seeded Alex Bublik will face Arthur Rinderknech in his opening clash where he is expected to start with a bang. Whereas Marcos Giron will take on Peter Gojowczyk in his first round. Giron is expected to get into the second round where he will most probably take on Bublik. Without a doubt, Bublik will walk in as a favorite to move into the quarter-final.

On the other hand, defending champion Denis Shapovalov has got a bye in his first round. Moreover, the winner among the two qualifiers who will eventually clash in the first round will get to face third-seeded Shapovalov in the second round. Needless to say, Denis will back himself to move into the top 8.

Third Quarterfinal: Alexander Bublik vs Denis Shapovalov

Fourth Quarter

Felix Auger Aliassime
Felix Auger Aliassime

Marton Fucsovics will be upon against French tennis star Adrian Mannarino in his first round clash. Although a tough fight from Mannarino is expected, Fucsovics is expected to move into the second round where he will most probably find Jordan Thompson standing in front of him. However, Jordan also has a tough opponent in his first round in the name of Botic Van de Zandschulp but he will back himself top get past him.

On the other hand, Roberto Baena will be up against Filip Krajinovic in his opening round. Baena might not make his way into the second round as Krajinovic will back himself to move into the second round despite giving below-par performances in recent tournaments. Krajinovic will face second-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second round where Filip would be expected to win.

Fourth Quarterfinal: Marton Fucsovics vs Felix Auger-Aliassime

Semifinals

Denis Shapovalov
Denis Shapovalov

In the first semifinal, Italian tennis star Jannik Sinner will most probably face Frances Tiafoe. While Sinner has been in great touch lately and has even find his way to move into the Top 10 ATP rankings, Tiafoe’s incredible performances at the Vienna Open where he defeated the likes of Sinner, Tsitsipas and Schwartzman can’t be forgotten. This promises to be a nail-biter where Sinner might have a slight edge over the American.

Whereas in the second semi-final, Denis Shapovalov will face Canadian tennis star Felix Auger-Aliassime. Defending champion Denis will have a tough task ahead of him as Felix who has delivered decent performances this season. It would be fair to say that Felix would be counted as the favorite among the two to enter the finals.

Final

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner

It might as well turn out to be the clash among the top two seeds in the finale. Felix Auger Aliassime might take on Jannik Sinner in the finals where Sinner will walk in as an absolute favorite. Sinner has been sensational this season and his rise to the top in such a small amount of time clearly suggests that he is the next big thing in tennis.

Champion: Jannik Sinner

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