Tsitsipas didn’t get a good start to the season because he failed every season where he played. At the same time, the Greek did not lose to the top tennis players, but lost to rivals such as Bedene, Shapovalov and Raonic. Will Stefanos be able to feel his game again? Find it out in our prediction.
At what time are Mikael Ymer and Stefanos Tsitsipas to play?
The game time is February 19, 2020, at 19:00 (GMT+1).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Mikael Ymer takes the 75th position and Stefanos Tsitsipas takes the 6th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Mikael Ymer have?
Mikael Ymer has won 44.2% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Stefanos Tsitsipas have?
Stefanos Tsitsipas has won 61.8% of the games as a favorite.
Ymer has rapidly burst into the top 100 and at the moment does not even think to slow down. The Swede has improved his results on the hard, started acting aggressively and diversely on the court. After all, at the beginning of his professional career, Mikael was a primer player who acted on defense. But now he builds his own attacks, wins points and successfully competes in the ATP Tour. It should be noted that Imer has always lacked a powerful serve, but now he captures the initiative on the court with the first ball.
However Mikael Ymer missed a whole week, and the first time playing in the halls this season, frankly disappointed his quality of tennis, as he managed to cope only with the young Yannick Sinner, and from Filip Krajinovic received a slap in the form of a defeat. In Marseille, the young Swede won an important victory for himself, because he managed to defeat the outrageous fighter Richard Gasquet, but it should be understood that the Gascogne has just returned to the game after a recent injury, so nobody should overestimate Mikael Ymer.
Tsitsipas knows how to do everything on the court, because he can easily conduct lengthy games and play counterattacks. Or maybe with each blow only aggravate and at the first opportunity to run to the net. Do not forget about the one-handed backhand, through which he keeps the ball in the court and shoots at the departure, while allowing the minimum number of errors. But for now, the tennis player does not have enough psychological stability not to put his hands down at the first difficulties, and fight to the end.
A week earlier, Stefanos Tsitsipas had played for the first time after the AO, and in both games against Hubert Hurkacz and Aljaz Bedene it was clear that it either took time to gain momentum or saved strength before defending the championship title. Right now in Montpellier the Greek will have to defend points for last year’s triumph and now we’ll definitely understand if Stefanos Tsitsipas is not ready for battles, because there will be no hacking.
Betting Tips Statistics Head-to-Head
- The athletes will meet for the first time on court in the upcoming match.
- Both Ymer and Tsitsipas have lost twice in the last 5 games.
|Mikael Ymer||vs||Stefanos Tsitsipas|
|21 (1998.09.09)||Age||21 (1998.08.12)|
|Skovde, Sweden||Birthplace||Athens, Greece|
|Stockholm, Sweden||Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|6'0" (183 cm)||Height||6'4" (193 cm)|
|165 lbs (75 kg)||Weight||196 lbs (89 kg)|
|$675,186||Career Prize Money||$10,824,098|
|Mikael Ymer||Singles Service Record on hard||Stefanos Tsitsipas|
|65%||1st Serve Points Won||77%|
|48%||2nd Serve Points Won||53%|
|168||Break Points Faced||604|
|56%||Break Points Saved||64%|
|260||Service Games Played||1,513|
|72%||Service Games Won||86%|
|60%||Total Service Points Won||68%|
|Mikael Ymer||Singles Return Record on hard||Stefanos Tsitsipas|
|31%||1st Serve Return Points Won||26%|
|51%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||47%|
|152||Break Points Opportunities||679|
|41%||Break Points Converted||38%|
|260||Return Games Played||1,485|
|24%||Return Games Won||17%|
|38%||Return Points Won||34%|
|49%||Total Points Won||51%|
Ymer vs Tsitsipas Predictions
No doubt, Mikael Ymer is talented and may be able to reach a really high level, but so far he cannot compete with such opponents as Stefanos Tsitsipas. If the Greek won’t let himself relax, he must start defending the championship title with a confident win, as the Vis-a-vis from Sweden will concede in everything: serving, receiving, shooting at the back line, movement, experience etc. In general, our experts do not think that Mikael Ymer will cause serious problems to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
- Our prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas win