In the second round of the ATP Croatia Open 2021, World No. 43 and the top-seeded Albert Ramos Vinolas will be up against World No. 275 Duje Ajdukovic.
Albert Ramos Vinolas vs Duje Ajdukovic : Match Details
|Tournament||Croatia Open 2021|
|Match||Albert Ramos Vinolas vs Duje Ajdukovic|
|Date||21 July 2021|
Albert Ramos Vinolas vs Duje Ajdukovic : Preview
Albert Ramos Vinolas gets ready to start his Croatia Open 2021 campaign as the top-seed entering the 2nd round directly after having received a bye in the first round. Vinolas comes to Croatia from the ATP Hamburg Open 2021 where he was defeated in the 2nd round, his first match of the tournament as he received a first-round bye there as well.
Vinolas will be playing in his 10th Clay tournament of the season and has been fairly successful having reached 2 semi-finals and 2 finals, winning the 2021 Estoril Open in Portugal, picking up his 3rd ATP career title in the process and will be looking to win another title this season as the Clay season is coming to end for 2021.
Duje Ajdukovic makes a winning start in his debut main-draw appearance in an ATP tournament as he reaches the 2nd round defeating qualifier Andrea Collarini 6-3, 6-2. Duje had received a wildcard into the tournament that saw him make his ATP main-draw debut and the 20-year old Croatian has made the merry of it.
Duje is yet to go past the quarter-final stage this season but having entered into the main-draw and having won on the debut, he will surely be taking the confidence going into the future tournaments.
Albert Ramos Vinolas vs Duje Ajdukovic : Head to Head
This will be their first ever career meeting hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Albert Ramos Vinolas vs Duje Ajdukovic : Prediction
Duje takes the court with a career Clay record of 86-41 and a season record of 17-12 on the surface. His overall season record stands at 18-15 for this year. Vinolas will come into the clash as the favourite with a superior career Clay record of 485-287 and is 17-9 for the season on Clay while being 18-15 across all surfaces this year.
Prediction: Albert Ramos Vinolas to win in straight-sets.