Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 8:47 AM (Rotterdam)
Stefanos Tsitsipas meets Aljaz Beden in the second-round of the 2020 Rotterdam Open.
Tsitsipas struggled in the first set of his first-round match against Hubert Hurkacz, however, in the second and third set he was able to turn things around with a dominant display. Tsitsipas is one of the best players on tour and needs to continue improving his game if he wants to reach the next level of his game. Tsitsipas has a real chance of winning here in Rotterdam, he just needs to continue playing like he did in those last two sets.
Aljaz Bedene beat a tired Benoit Paire in straight sets to reach the second-round, however, this victory could have easily been a loss if Paire was in full form. Bedene is a strong player from the baseline, but his serve is not the best. This serving issue can open the door for other players to exploit it and win matches against him. Bedene will never be a main ATP title contender, he will merely be a challenger level tour.
This will be the first meeting between these two players and there is only one outcome of this match. Tsitsipas will dominate every aspect of this match and dismantle the Bedene game. Tsitsipas will book his spot in the quarter-finals and continue his run in Rotterdam.
Tsitsipas in straight sets.