Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Guido Andreozzi
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 1, 2019, 7:00 AM (EDT)|
Clube de Ténis do Estoril
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Stefanos Tsitsipas and Guido Andreozzi meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis Estoril Open.
Stefanos Tsitsipas enter this tournament splitting his last 10 matches and is coming off a loss in Barcelona where he won just 34 percent of his second serve points, was broken four times and had four double faults. Tsitsipas has shown flashes this year of picking up where he left off last year, but his second serve has let him down in his recent losses and he’s back to making silly unforced errors. Tsitsipas doesn’t have much recent success on clay, so it’s going to be interesting if he’s able to right the ship a bit on this surface. It’s the consistency of the serve that can change everything for the talented 20-year-old. Tsitsipas has split his last four matches on clay court.
Guido Andreozzi is coming off a straight sets win over Hugo Dellien that took 18 games to decide. In the victory, Andreozzi won 71 percent of his first serve points and 67 percent of his second serve points. Andreozzi won 70 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his eight break points. Andreozzi got an impressive comfortable win, which was needed considering he’s struggled to qualify for main tour tournaments and has had almost no recent success when playing on the big stage. Andreozzi split his previous 12 matches when you include qualifying and challenger play, so him getting a win under his belt has to feel good. Andreozzi has a chance to win back-to-back matches on the main tour for the first time since Winston-Salem back in August. Andreozzi has split his last six matches on clay court.
These two have played twice and both meetings have been won by Tsitsipas in straight sets. The most recent meeting was this year in Sydney, a match Tsitsipas won in 19 games. The other match was a challenger match in 2017 on clay.
Tsitsipas has had his struggles obviously and isn’t hitting the ball well, but he should win this match rather easily. Tsitsipas has had no trouble with Andreozzi in the past, and he’s an even better, more polished player than he was back then. Andreozzi has done nothing but get washed whenever running into respectable names lately and he can really pile up the unforced errors.
This is a match Tsitsipas should win in straight sets to get that confidence back.