Gilles Simon vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas - 2021 Australian Open Men's Singles First Round
Tuesday, February 9 2021
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Stefanos Tsitsipas meets Gilles Simon in the first round of the 2021 Australian Open on February 9th 2021.
Will Stefanos Tsitsipas continue to play with incredible momentum and with the same form which he found at the ATP Cup last week, or will we see a shocking upset here in the first round by Gilles Simon?
Gilles Simon has not been seen much of in recent weeks and we last saw him competing at the Cologne Open last year. Simon is not really playing his best tennis anymore, as he is getting older, not having the speed he used to have when moving around the court, and he has also shown some impatience in long rallies, causing him to hit a lot of unforced errors. Simon will want to have a soldi season in 2021 to show the tennis world that he is not washed up anymore, but will he be able to get that started here at the Australian Open as he meets one of the toughest players to beat on the ATP Tour in Stefanos Tsitsipas?
Stefanos Tsitsipas went 2-0 at the ATP Cup last week, beating both Alex de Minaur and Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets. Although Team Greece was not able to get any luck in their games, Tsitsipas was able to shine in his tight matches. Tsitsipas knows that his time is going to come to win his first Grand Slam, and he definitely can get it done here at the 2021 Australian Open if he plays his best as we have seen him do many times in the past. Will Tsitsipas be able to keep his concentration fully on the task at hand here, or will we see him get distracted as we know he is susceptible to?
This is going to be the first meeting between both players, and unfortunately for Gilles Simon, this is going to be a Stefanos Tsitsipas masterclass. Tsitsipas is levels above Gilles Simon, and it would be incredibly shocking to see the Greek superstar get knocked out in the first round in a tournament which he has had a lot of success at in the last few years. Gilles Simon will have to hope for something incredible to happen if he is to win, but I just do not see this happening. Stefanos Tsitsipas to win in straight sets.