Ilya Ivashka is about to face second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas within the Spherical of 16 on the Mallorca Open
Stefanos Tsitsipas’ kind coming into the match
Stefanos Tsitsipas has not began his grass-court season in a super vogue. The Greek misplaced within the quarter-final of the Stuttgart Open to Andy Murray after which suffered a shock Spherical of exit after dropping to Nick Kyrgios on the Halle Open.
Tsitsipas has had a very good 12 months to date and wish to get issues again on observe and make a mark on the Wimbledon. Earlier this 12 months, the Greek ace efficiently defended his Monte-Carlo Masters title in opposition to Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. He received two units 6-3, 7-6, to seize his second ATP Masters 1000 title. Tsitsipas is presently ranked World No.6 and has by no means gone past the fourth spherical at Wimbledon. He might be trying to higher his report this 12 months and go all the way in which.
Ilya Ivashka’s kind coming into the match
Ilya Ivashka has been in first rate contact coming into this match. In his earlier spherical, Ivashka defeated Emil Ruusuvori in straight units 6-4, 6-1. Earlier within the Halle Open, the Belarusian ace made it to the Spherical of 16 earlier than dropping to Daniil Medvedev. Sadly, although, Ivashka is just not eligible to play on the Wimbledon subsequent week as a result of All England Membership’s resolution to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from the event.
No matter that, Ivashka can be trying to make a mark on the worldwide and will definitely goal to trigger a significant upset over Tsitsipas.
Face to face and Predictions
Tsitsipas and Ivashka have confronted one another twice earlier than on the ATP tour. Each the encounters have come this 12 months itself the Rotterdam Open and the Barcelona Open. On each events, Tsitsipas bought the higher of the Belarusian and leads 2-0 face to face.
Nevertheless, Ivashka did handle to pull Tsitsipas to the third set of their final assembly in Barcelona. World No.6 ultimately received 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. We’re predicting a hard-fought win in three units for Stefanos Tsitsipas.