Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Bublik will fight in the 1st semifinal match at the ATP 250 tournament, which is held in the halls of Marseille.
Bublik definitely surprised, because it was expected that he wouldn’t be able to cope with Denis Shapovalov, but as a result, Aleksander played one of his best matches in recent months.
Will he be able to win against Stefanos Tsitsipas? – Consult our prediction below.
At what time are Alexander Bublik and Stefanos Tsitsipas to play?
The game time is February 22, 2020, at 3:00 PM (UTC+1).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Alexander Bublik takes the 55th position and Stefanos Tsitsipas takes the 6th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Bublik have?
Alexander Bublik has won 46% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Tsitsipas have?
Stefanos Tsitsipas has won 61.8% of the games as a favorite.
Bublik is definitely a very promising sportsman. After all, he has a cannon serve, and in other aspects of the game he can add, if he starts working hard on himself. At the first opportunity Alexander tries to aggravate or run to the net. Because of this, he becomes extremely predictable and makes many unjustified mistakes, as he takes unjustified risks. In addition, Bublik does not withstand the prolonged exchange of blows, for this reason, he ignores the tournaments on the ground.
Alexander had taken off weeks earlier in the 2nd matches of the tournaments in Montpellier and Rotterdam, and in Marseille no one expected to see him even in the 2nd round. In each of the matches on the way to the semifinals the Kazakh was an outsider, but this did not prevent to send overboard Marton Fucovic (6-4, 7-5), Benoit Paire (3-6, 6-4, 6-4) and Denis Shapovalov (7-5, 4-6, 6-3).
Yes, we can refer to the fact that the French and Canadian did not show the maximum of their opportunities, but it doesn’t that Alexander didn’t deserve his results. He was surprisingly concentrated in each of the previous fights, in which he confidently acted on pitching and was active in the game at the reception. Especially we would like to note a small number of mistakes for the Kazakh, who often sins in a barrage of misfortunes.
Tsitsipas is known for his fighting character, but when he doesn’t play at the beginning of a match, he loses in most cases without a chance of losing. For example, at the Australian Open, the Greek played against Raonic. But Stefanos did not succeed, so he was only nervous and sprinkled with unexpected mistakes.
If the tennis player does not start forcing himself to fight to the last in such situations, he will not win the debut Grand Slam soon. After all, it was because of psychological problems, he failed at the start of the season, as he had increased attention, and when it did not work, he dropped and only two and a half months later started to show something worth on the court.
If a week ago we could observe the lazy version of Stefanos, who now clearly saved his strength before defending the champion title, this week in the halls of Marseille you can watch a completely different tennis player.
Now the Greek justifies his high position in the world ranking and reached the semifinals without any losses, without conceding not only a set, but even a game on his own pitch to Mikael Imer (6-1, 6-3) and Vasek Pospisil (7-5, 6-3). Moreover, Stefanos did not allow either one or the other to earn at least one break point, demonstrating a great game in both games, both on pitch and at the reception.
Betting Tips Statistics
- The opponents never met with each other on the court.
- This year, Bublik won five matches in the hall. Tsitsipas – three.
- In this tournament, Alexander has 12 double mistakes on account. Stefanos has one.
|Alexander Bublik||vs||Stefanos Tsitsipas|
|22 (1997.06.17)||Age||21 (1998.08.12)|
|Gatchina, Russia||Birthplace||Athens, Greece|
|Sestroretsk, Russia||Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|6’6″ (198 cm)||Height||6’4″ (193 cm)|
|170 lbs (77 kg)||Weight||196 lbs (89 kg)|
|$1,347,179||Career Prize Money||$10,824,098|
Singles Service Record
|Alexander Bublik||Singles Service Record on hard||Stefanos Tsitsipas|
|75%||1st Serve Points Won||77%|
|44%||2nd Serve Points Won||53%|
|274||Break Points Faced||604|
|58%||Break Points Saved||64%|
|500||Service Games Played||1,513|
|77%||Service Games Won||86%|
|62%||Total Service Points Won||68%|
Singles Return Record
|Alexander Bublik||Singles Return Record on hard||Stefanos Tsitsipas|
|28%||1st Serve Return Points Won||26%|
|46%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||47%|
|228||Break Points Opportunities||679|
|39%||Break Points Converted||38%|
|497||Return Games Played||1,485|
|18%||Return Games Won||17%|
|35%||Return Points Won||34%|
|49%||Total Points Won||51%|
Bublik vs Tsitsipas Predictions
Alexander Baglik has already jumped above his head, having outplayed at least 2 top-class tennis players, but in the fight with Stefanos Tsitsipas an inevitable defeat is already waiting for him. The Greek had no problems at all with his strong opponents compared to the representative of Kazakhstan, and to be honest, Vasek Pospisil is now a much more dangerous opponent, which is confirmed by his latest successes. Therefore, we believe that in the upcoming semifinals the favorite of the bookmakers will fully justify the status given to him and will again win an easy victory.
- Our prediction: Tsitsipas Will Win.