In one of the quarterfinal matches on January 9 in Doha, Stan Wawrinka will meet with Aljaz Bedene. Will the Swiss manage to beat the Slovenian again? – read in our prediction.
In the new season, Wawrinka has only played one match so far. In the second round of the tournament in Doha, Stan easily coped with Jeremy Chardy (6-3, 6-4). Somehow too easily the representative of Switzerland beat his opponent. At the beginning of the match, the Swiss made a lot of mistakes. But, having shot at the cover, Wawrinka began to play much more confidently.
Stan came to Doha to defend his last year’s quarterfinal. A year ago, the Swiss passed here Karen Khachanov and Nicholas Harry. But in the ¼ finals he was stopped by Roberto Bautista-Agut.
Beden played two different matches at these competitions. At first, Aliyaz hardly passed Mikael Imer (3-6, 6-4, 6-3). In the second round, the representative of Slovenia more confidently beat Alexander Bublik (6-3, 7-5). It is worth noting that they managed to win these fights thanks to a confident game on the back line. The submission from the representative of Slovenia is not flying yet. In both matches, her indicator was not more than 58%.
A year ago, Beden did not start the season in the best way. In 2019, he won his first victory in February, at a clay tournament in Cordoba.
Statistics and personal meetings
- In personal meetings, the score is 3-1 in favor of Wawrinka.
- In the last three in-person matches, the Swiss defeated the Slovenian in two sets.
Stan Wawrinka vs Aljaz Bedene Prediction
Wawrinka is stronger than those rivals Bedene met in his first two matches. Their Slovenian outplayed thanks to a stable game in the draws. With Stan, such a number is unlikely to go away. In a shootout with such an opponent, Aljaz does not have much chance. The Slovenian serve still flies poorly, and without this component it will be incredibly difficult to resist the Swiss.
Our prediction is Stan Wawrinka’s victory