Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
ATP Monte-Carlo 2021 - Apr, 16th 2021.
Closing odds - money line
S. Tsitsipas vs A. Fokina - Point by Point
1Set 1 - Game 115-0, 15-15, 15-30, 30-30, 40-30.1-0
2Set 1 - Game 20-15, 0-30, 15-30, 15-40, 30-40, 40-40, 40-A.1-1
3Set 1 - Game 30-15, 0-30, 15-30, 30-30, 40-30.2-1
4Set 1 - Game 415-0, 15-15, 30-15, 30-30, 30-40.2-2
5Set 1 - Game 50-15, 15-15, 30-15, 30-30, 40-30, 40-40, A-40.3-2
6Set 1 - Game 60-15, 0-30, 0-40, 15-40, 30-40, 40-40, 40-A, 40-40, 40-A, 40-40, 40-A.3-3
7Set 1 - Game 715-0, 30-0, 30-15, 40-15, 40-30, 40-40, 40-A.3-4
8Set 1 - Game 815-0, 30-0, 40-0.4-4
9Set 1 - Game 915-0, 30-0, 40-0.5-4
10Set 1 - Game 100-15, 0-30, 0-40, 15-40.5-5
11Set 1 - Game 1115-0, 30-0, 30-15, 40-15.6-5
12Set 1 - Game 120-15, 15-15, 15-30, 30-30, 40-30.7-5
FTFINAL SCORE1 - 075 00
S. Tsitsipas vs A. Fokina Predictions (from BetzCenter's Experts)
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Tsitsipas Out to Make Another Semi-Final
Stefanos Tsitsipas is the fourth seed for the Monte Carlo Masters. He faces unseeded Spaniard Alejandro Davidovch-Fokina for a place in the semi-finals.
Tsitsipas has had a couple of tough matches on his way to the last eight. His second round opponent was Aslan Karatsev who like his opponent reached the Australian Open semi-final earlier this year. Tsitsipas won that in straight sets and did the same against clay specialist Cristian Garin in round three, both matches won 6-3 6-4.
The world number five (seeded fourth in the absence of Dominic Thiem), has played six singles tournaments this year. He's made at least the quarter final in all of them. Just the one final though, losing to Alexander Zverev in the Mexican Open. His most recent tournament was in Miami where he lost in the last eight to eventual winner Hubert Hurkacz. Despite a relatively successful year, he's only had one win over a top ten ranked player. That was Rafael Nadal in the quarter finals of the Australian Open.
Tsitsipas has a good record on clay, making it to the last four in the 2020 French Open. He's also been in the semi-finals in Italy and the final of the 2019 Madrid Open. This is his best performance in Monte Carlo, beating his third round appearance two years ago. His only ATP final on this surface was in Portugal two years ago.
Can Fokina Beat the other Tsitsipas Brother?
Stefanos might be out for a bit of revenge on behalf of his brother. Petros lost to Fokina in Marseille this year winning just two games. Mind you, he is currently ranked 977 places below his rather more successful brother.
Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina is ranked 58th in the world, so it'll be a big surprise if he beats Tsitsipas. The Spaniard has had one good win this year, beating Roberto Bautista-Agut in Rotterdam. This is his first quarter final of the year but three times in 2021 he's lost to a player ranked outside the top 100. That was the case last week in the Andalucia Open. That was his first clay tournament of the year but didn't go well for him. He lost in the second round, being beaten by Iyla Ivashka, winning just four games.
Fokina hasn't had a great deal of success in the major clay court touraments. He's failed to make it past the first round in Madrid and Rome and his best in the French Open is a second round appearance last year. His one clay court title was winning a Challenger event in Seville two years ago.
This is his first time playing in this tournament. The first round saw him beat Australian Alex de Minaur in straight sets. Then he caused an upset beating number ten seed Matteo Berrettini in round two. He's yet to lose a set as he also beat Lucas Pouille in the third round in straight sets. This is his toughest task of the week, back Tsitsipas to get that revenge and win in straight sets.