Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Mikael Ymer - 2/19/20 Marseille Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Predictions

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Mikael Ymer - 2/19/20 Marseille Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Predictions Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Marseille)

Defending Champion, Stefanos Tsitsipas, looks to begin his title defence against Mikael Ymer in the second-round of the 2020 Marseille Open.

Stefanos Tsitsipas did not have the successful week he wanted last week in Rotterdam. Tsitsipas struggled in the first set of his first round victory against Hubert Hurkacz but needed up winning the match. In Tsitsipas' second round match against Aljaz Bedene, what should have been a pretty simple victory ended up being a straight sets loss for the world No.6. Tsitsipas will want to have ensure he is at his best here in Marseille as he looks to defend his title and gain some momentum for future tournaments. Tsitsipas will meet future star Mikael Ymer in what should be a very interesting encounter.

Mikael Ymer played incredibly well in his first-round victory of crowd favourite Richard Gasquet. Ymer was very confident and he backed himself which eventually allowed him to win the match in the third set. Ymer played like he had nothing to lose in the third set and that is what allowed him to perform so well. These young players such as Ymer and Sinner are beginning to understand that it doesn't matter if they win or lose, as long as they learn from their matches, as their time will come to shine. This allows Ymer to play with less pressure than his opponents and this can help him win matches which he should perhaps not win.

This will be the first meeting between both players and unless Tsitsipas did not learn from his mistakes last week, this should be a straight forward victory. Tsitsipas should win this match and go into the next round, but don't expect it to be a boring match. There will be lots of close rallies and entertaining points, but eventually Tsitsipas will come out on top.

Stefanos Tsitsipas to win.

Liam’s Pick Stefanos Tsitsipas

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.