• Jannik SINNER vs Rafael NADAL | ATP Italian Open 2021 Preview | Head-to-Head and Prediction

    After facing Novak Djokovic early in Monte Carlo, Sinner will have another chance to battle one of the “Big Three” on clay in the Round of 32. This time, he will face Rafael Nadal on the Roman clay. Sinner has only played in this tournament once before, while Nadal will be vying for a tenth title here. The pair has played once before at the 2020 French open, where Nadal snuffed out an early challenge from the young Italian to win in straight sets. A lot of fans are wondering whether Nadal will have as easy of a time with the youngster seven months later...
  • Matteo BERRETTINI vs Alexander ZVEREV | ATP Madrid Open 2021 Preview | Head-to-Head and Prediction

    Two giants have reached the final in Madrid, but their routes to the final are as different as possible. The Italian faced compatriot Fabio Fognini in the first round and Argentinian Delbonis in the second, beating both in straight sets. His first seeded opponent was Cristian Garin, who gave him a tough time in the first set and the beginning of the second before Berrettini reeled off 11 games in the row to reduce the contest to a one-sided affair. Berrettini then met Ruud in the semis, a tough youngster on his career high who beat Tsitsipas earlier in the tournament. Berrettini’s red-hot serve + forehand carried him through to a comfortable win, where he faced no break points. 

    On paper, Zverev’s draw was a lot more difficult. His first opponent was veteran Kei Nishikori, who took a 6-2 set off of Nadal in Barcelona. However, he demolished the Japanese and set the tone for the rest of the tournament from there. He recorded another straight sets win against the gritty Dan Evans to set a match with the God of Clay, Rafael Nadal. The German snatched back 2 breaks and the lead from the Spaniard in the first set, and Nadal had no answers to Zverev’s game after that point. Zverev then faced down Dominic Thiem in what proved to be arguably his most complete performance of the match, which concluded in another straight sets victory.

    With two gargantuans playing at the top of their level, this match will likely come down to who can stick to their patterns the longest, and who’s mental game is the strongest.

  • Casper RUUD vs Alexander BUBLIK | ATP Madrid Open 2021 Preview | Head-to-Head and Prediction

    This will be a mouthwatering clash between two youngsters on the backs of unpredictable upsets. Casper Ruud took out the number 4 seed and Monte Carlo Champion Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets with an incredible display of consistent baseline tennis. He showed his mental by seizing the only break point between the Greek and himself to take what would be a deciding second set. Bublik took out the unseeded but equally dangerous Aslan Karatsev with acute variety and his own devastating backhand. The winner of this match will be the one who can capitalize the most on their strengths.
  • Kei NISHIKORI vs Alexander ZVEREV | ATP Madrid Open 2021 Preview | Head-to-Head and Prediction

    This is a meeting between two players who haven’t fought at the top level in nearly four years, mainly due to Nishikori’s injury-related issues. With that being said, Nishikori has been improving his game in recent weeks, with a strong pair of victories in Barcelona before falling to the eventual winner Rafael Nadal. The same can’t be said for Zverev, who hasn’t made it past the second round in three tournaments. However, Zverev’s strong groundstrokes combined with Nishikori’s high-risk high-reward style of play will surely result in an epic contest to watch.
  • John MILLMAN vs Casper RUUD | ATP BMW Open 2021 Preview | Head-to-Head and Prediction

    We’ll be seeing a red-hot player taking on a veteran warrior tomorrow in Munich. Ruud is on the back of a semifinal run in Monte Carlo, and will be looking for another deep run here as the second seed. While Millman’s results on clay and in general have been less than special this year, he is a fighter that can grind out points and take advantage of any weaknesses in his opponents mentality. This match will be one of the first matches in this tournament with two seeded players facing off, but the result might be more lackluster than some would expect.
  • Denis SHAPOVALOV vs Corentin MOUTET | ATP Estoril Open 2021 Preview | Head-to-Head and Prediction

    A match between two lefties, if not a rarity, is always a feast to watch. Shapovalov’s explosive game is as entertaining as it is effective, and Corentin Moutet’s tactical skills are sure to give both players a chance to show the best of their respective games. Shapovalov is the first seed at Estoril, and he is playing his first match of the tournament tomorrow. On the other hand, Moutet was forced to grind through a tight three-setter against American Marcos Giron yesterday, so he will have some experience (and perhaps a bit of fatigue) to carry into this match.
  • Roberto BAUSTISTA AGUT vs Nikoloz BASILASHVILI | ATP Qatar Open 2021 Preview | Head-to-Head and Prediction

    The final of Qatar is upon us between an unlikely pair, with Roberto Bautista Agut showing us why you should never underestimate him and Nikoloz Basilashvili continuing his run after beating Federer from match point down. This will be a grinding baseline affair and will be full of intense rallies and amazing shotmaking. It's not the final we expected but it'll be a finale filled with fireworks.
  • Daniil MEDVEDEV vs Jannik SINNER | ATP Open 13 Marseille 2021 Preview | Head-to-Head and Prediction

    We have a battle of the new generation players between the soon to be world number 2 Daniil Medvedev will take on rising star Jannik Sinner in the Quarter Finals of Marseille. These two have met only the once which coincidently was at the Open 13 last year in 2020, with Medvedev taking a hard fought three setter and a year later both have reached career high rankings and will likely put on another close contest.
  • Aryna SABALENKA vs Garbine MUGURUZA | WTA Dubai Championships 2021 Preview | Head-to-Head and Prediction

    WE HAVE A REMATCH! A battle between two of the most in form players of 2021, Sabalenka vs Muguruza in the quarter finals of Dubai will be an explosive matchup with plenty of fire power coming from the racquets of both ladies. Sabalenka started 2021 with a title in Abu Dhabi and Muguruza is coming off her second WTA final in 2021 last week in Doha, beating Sabalenka along the way.
  • Roger FEDERER vs Nikoloz BASILASHVILI | ATP Qatar Open 2021 Preview | Head-to-Head and Prediction

    THE COMEBACK CONTINUES! Roger Federer returned to the ATP Tour with a big win over Dan Evans winning in a tight 3 setter. Federer played like the GOAT of old and served out of a tree against the feisty Brit but will need to limit the errors against a free swinging Basilashvili.
  • Roger FEDERER vs Dan EVANS | ATP Qatar Open 2021 Preview | Head-to-Head and Prediction

    THE WAIT IT OVER! Roger Federer is back in town at the Qatar Open, a tournament he has won 3 times previously (2005, 2006, 2011). But he will have to bring his best against British bulldog Dan Evans who has been on a role in 2021, winning his maiden ATP title during the lead in to the Australian Open.