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In the quarterfinals of the 2023 Barcelona Open, Alex de Minaur and Stefanos Tsitsipas will face off in what promises to be an exciting match. Both players have had relatively smooth runs to the quarterfinals and will be eager to secure their place in the semifinals. Read our ATP Barcelona Open predictions in this article.
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Alex de Minaur vs Stefanos Tsitsipas – Match Predictions
Stefanos Tsitsipas to Win
De Minaur, currently ranked #19 in the world, has spent just 65 minutes on the court so far. He earned a walkover thanks to Grigor Dimitrov’s withdrawal and made little work of Alexander Shevchenko. Tsitsipas, has struggled in ATP events this year but has found his form in Barcelona, not conceding more than four games in any of his four sets played. All ten of their prior duels have finished in favour of the Greek talisman and beat the Australian in the 2021 edition of the Barcelona Open. Based on this, we are backing Tsitsipas to win and book a place in the semifinals.
Over 20.5 Games
The quarterfinal meeting between De Minaur and Tsitsipas is expected to be an intense battle. The Australian has had a relatively easy run due to Alexander Shevchenko’s inexperience and a walkover from Grigor Dimitrov. He is also fatigue-free after receiving an extra day’s rest. On the other hand, Tsitsipas has struggled to find his form this year and has had just one quarterfinal appearance at the ATP level. Given their respective performances and the potential for a tight contest, this match could very well go over 20.5 games in the quarterfinals.
Alex de Minaur vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in this tournament.
Alex de Minaur
Alex de Minaur has cruised into the quarterfinals in the Barcelona Open, spending only 65 minutes on the court. He received a walkover from Grigor Dimitrov and won his first match against Alexander Shevchenko in straight sets.
A couple of months ago, he had a similar run to the quarterfinals of the ATP Acapulco where he went on to win the tournament, his first title above the ATP 250 level. In his previous appearance at the Barcelona Open, De Minaurmade his first-ever clay quarterfinals and was unlucky against eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz as he spurned multiple match points.
Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Denis Shapovalov in straight sets to advance to the quarterfinals in Barcelona. Despite not having a great season so far, Tsitsipas has been playing well and has not lost more than four games in any of the four sets played.
The Greek ace has won ten titles on the main tour, including two Masters, but has yet to win an ATP 500 title. He has come close twice in Barcelona, only to be stopped by Rafael Nadal on both occasions. Interestingly, Tsitsipas was knocked out at this stage in the 2022 edition of the Barcelona Open.
Alex de Minaur vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Head to Head
Duels between De Minaur and Tsitsipas have gone in one direction, in favour of the Greek star.
All ten prior meetings have seen Tsitsipas claim bragging rights, including once in Barcelona Open’s third round back in 2021.
Alex de Minaur vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Match Details
- When will this match start? This match starts not before 12:30 GMT on Friday, 21st April.
- On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on an outdoor hard court.
- Where can I watch Barcelona Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom
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