The Erste Bank Open tournament takes place in Vienna, and in this analysis I will detail the match in the second round between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Grigor Dimitrov, and I will conclude with the related bet.
Vienna is a city of 1.8 million inhabitants, being the capital of Austria.
This tournament is big, ATP 500, with a prize pool of 1,409,510 euros.
The host is the Wiener Stadthalle complex, which has land covered with a fast, indoor hard.
The competition table includes Thiem, Medvedev, Tsitsipas or Djokovic.
Stefanos Tsitsipas: Team form, news and statistics
Stefanos Tsitsipas is a 22-year-old Greek, ranked 5th ATP.
And Tsitsipas is one of the best tennis players in the world, which can be seen in his ranking, but also in the game.
Stefanos, although very young, is already one of the most consistent athletes on the circuit and one of the most valuable, having a complete, complex game, starting from a good service, an efficient forehand and a spectacular one-handed backhand, with which he collects enough points.
He has a generally appropriate attitude for performance, there are obviously darker moments that can be attributed to age.
In the end, Tsitsipas is very young and has a lot to learn, being able to grow in the next decade and become a great champion.
In 2019 he has semifinals at the Australian Open, quarterfinals in Sofia, title in Marseille, final in Dubai, title in Estoril, final in Madrid, semifinals in Rome, quarterfinals at Queen’s, semifinals in Washington, final in Beijing, semifinals in Shanghai, semifinals in Basel, quarterfinals in Paris and title in ATP Finals.
And in 2020 he has the title in Marseille, the final in Dubai, the semifinals at ATP Cincinnati, the final in Hamburg and the semifinals at Roland Garros.
Since his return, Stefanos has been very solid, even at the US Open where he lost in round 3 after a good match with Coric, in which he wanted 6 match balls.
And at Roland Garros he was extremely solid, being defeated in the semifinals by Djokovic, returning from a 0-2 score set, equalizing, but falling towards the end.
Here:– 6-7 6-3 6-4 with Struff (34th place ATP), winning 83% balls with the first serve, 60% with the second, offering 3 break balls (all saved)
Grigor Dimitrov: Team form, news and statistics
Grigor Dimitrov is a 29-year-old Bulgarian, ranked 20th in the ATP.
And Dimitrov is also a great talent, an athlete whose entire career has been compared to Federer, having in turn a very spectacular, elegant style of play, starting from a backhand with one hand. Thus Baby Fed was always appreciated, now getting rid of this nickname, Grigor not having the performances of the Swiss, not by far.
Even so, Dimitrov can be appreciated, having a title at ATP Finals, reaching the 3rd place in the world, last year having semifinals at the US Open.
But the feeling is that he could do much more.
In 2019 he has the quarterfinals in Brisbane, the semifinals at the US Open, the quarterfinals in Chengdu and the semifinals in Paris.
And in 2020 he has semifinals in Acapulco, quarterfinals in Rome and semifinals in Antwerp.
Dimitrov played quite well from the return, having for example round 4 at Roland Garros, where he was defeated by his current opponent after a match of 3 sets.
Then, last week, Grigor was solid in Antwerp, passing Andujar until losing to Alex de Minaur, after 3 balanced sets.
Here:– 7-6 6-3 with Khachanov (18th place ATP), winning 79% balls with the first service, 56% with the second, offering 3 break balls (1 saved)
🎾Statistics of direct matches Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Grigor Dimitrov
In the direct meetings the score is 1-0 for Tsitsipas, this taking place this year at Roland Garros when Stefanos won 6-3 7-6 6-2.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Grigor Dimitrov
Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the most fit tensenseni, he playing well since returning less to Rome where he was affected by the fact that his father was not in the stands. And here Stefanos also showed solidity, passing Struff but after 3 sets in which he controlled the game, serving well and being attentive to this chapter.
Thus Stefanos made 2 double mistakes in that match, one long. And recently he has 0 doubles with his current opponent, 1 with Pablo Cuevas or 2 with Rublev.
Grigor Dimitrov is a good athlete, but I don’t think he will have big problems here to prolong the match much.
I thus consider that Tsitsipas will make less than 2.5 double mistakes, my prediction going on this idea at a share offered by Betfair.
Prediction Today: Stefanos Tsitipas commits under 2.5 double faults