Hamburg European Open 2021: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Filip Krajinovic Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas will take on World No. 44 Filip Krajinovic in the all-important quarter-final clash at the Hamburg European Open 2021.

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Filip Krajinovic
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Filip Krajinovic

Top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas will be up against Serbian tennis star Filip Krajinovic in the quarter-final of the Hamburg European Open 2021 on Friday, July 16.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Filip Krajinovic: Match Details

TournamentHamburg European Open 2021
MatchStefanos Tsitsipas vs Filip Krajinovic
RoundQuarter-Final
Date16th July 2021
Prize Money$40,976
VenueHamburg, Germany
SurfaceClay Court

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Filip Krajinovic: Preview

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas is well and truly back in action after an astonishing defeat in the first round at Wimbledon. The Greek tennis star repeatedly claimed that he was terribly disappointed with himself after losing the first-round encounter at the grass-court Grand Slam.

It was evident that Tsitsipas was itching to make a strong comeback and he did exactly that against Dominik Koepfer in his previous encounter at Hamburg European Open. Although Dominik started off well in the first set and took it to the tie-breaker, Tsitsipas kept his cool and eventually ended up winning the contest in straight sets.

Tsitsipas scored 75% of the first-serve points which proved to be the main difference in the game. On the other hand, Filip Krajinovic had to battle hard in his last two matches. He was stretched to three sets by Philipp Kohlschreiber in his last match-up.

However, Filip made a brilliant comeback in the third set after dropping the second and confirmed his place in the quarter-finals. Now he has a monumental challenge ahead of him in the name of Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Filip Krajinovic: Head to Head

Filip Krajinovic
Filip Krajinovic

These two players have faced each other twice on the court and Tsitsipas has emerged victoriously in both encounters. Hence, Tsitsipas leads the head-to-head record by 2-0.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Filip Krajinovic: Prediction

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas

Filip has displayed incredible grit and determination on the court and is expected to give a tough fight in the quarter-finals. However, the odds are overwhelmingly in the favor of Tsitsipas. The Greek was dominant in his last match and is expected to move into the semis without much hassle.

Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas to win in straight sets.

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