Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Hugo Dellien
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 29, 2019, 5:00 AM (EDT)|
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Stefanos Tsitsipas and Hugo Dellien meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis French Open.
Stefanos Tsitsipas is coming off a straight sets win over Maximilian Marterer that took 29 games to decide. In the victory, Tsitsipas won 91 percent of his first serve points and 67 percent of his second serve points. Tsitsipas won 82 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his six break points. Tsitsipas got 61 percent of his first serves in play and didn’t face a single break point. A match that was decided in under two hours, Tsitsipas continues what has been a highly impressive clay season and one that he hopes can carry over to improved success on the grand slam level. Tsitsipas hopes to make the third round of a grand slam for the third time in his last four tries. Tsitsipas has won 12 of his last 14 matches on clay court.
Hugo Dellien is coming off a straight sets win over Prajnesh Gunneswaran that took 23 games to decide. In the victory, Dellien won 80 percent of his first serve points and 54 percent of his second serve points. Dellien won 75 percent of his total service points and converted on six of his eight break points. Dellien got 81 percent of his first serves in play and saved all three of his break points. Dellien needed less than an hour and a half to win his match, and he’s quietly putting together some serious momentum, as he just made the quarterfinals in Geneva and has now won seven of his last nine sets overall. Dellien hopes to make the third round of a grand slam for the first time in his career. Dellien has won five of his last seven matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Dellien is playing good enough tennis at the moment to where he can’t be overlooked, as he served at an extremely high level in his opener and took Alexander Zverev to three competitive sets a few days ago. Dellien could possibly win a set if he continues to play at this level and gets his first serve in play. As for who wins, Tsitsipas should get the job done, as he’s one of the hotter players on the men’s side and has been cruising comfortably on clay court. It would take a serious level drop for Tsitsipas to come close to being bounced out here.
I’ll take Tsitsipas in three competitive sets.