ATP Buenos Aires - Quarter-Finals
Friday March 5th, 2021 / 12:00pm EST
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The Quarter-Final matches are set at the 2021 Buenos Aires Open ATP Event. The matches are scheduled to be played on Friday March 5th, 2021, starting at 12:00pm EST. Below we preview the day's matches.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs Sumit Nagal - Fifth seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain takes on surprise package Sumit Nagal of India. Nagal upset second seeded Cristian Garin to get to this stage and is playing perhaps the best tennis of his career. Despite this, Ramos-Vinolas is a solid if unspectacular veteran player with tons of experience at this level, while Nagal has none. Expect a close match with the Spaniard getting the edge in three sets.
Pick - Albert Ramos-Vinolas to win
Pablo Andujar vs Francisco Cerundolo - Sixth seeded Spaniard Pablo Andujar faces Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo in a match that is expected to be another close encounter. Both men have played very well to get tho this stage and there really is not much to separate them. I am going to give the edge to Andujar due to his experience, but I wouldn;t be shocked to see an upset here as Cerundolo is playing at home.
Pick - Pablo Andujar to win
Miomir Kecmanovic vs Laslo Djere - Fourth seeded Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia faces his countryman Laslo Djere in the Quarter-Finals. Kecmanovic leads the head to head by 2 wins to 0 and is the higher ranked of the two. He is known as one of the brightest young players on the ATP Tour, however, clay is not his preferred surface. Djere is as inconsistent as they come, however he enjoys playing in South America based on his career results, with his only ATP title coming during the "South American Swing". Expect yet another close match with Kecmanovic winning in the end.
Pick - Miomir Kecmanovic to win.
Diego Schwartzman vs Jaume Munar - Top seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina faces Spaniard Jaume Munar for the third time in their careers. Schwartzman has won both of those previous matches and is in fantastic form, playing in his home country. With his impeccable movement and solid groundstrokes he is very tough to beat on this surface, especially when he is in form. Munar is also in his best form of the last few years, defeating Frances Tiafoe in the Round of 16 to reach this stage. While he is playing well I do not see him having the weapons to trouble Schwartzman and I see him losing in straight sets. Diego Schwartzman to win.
Pick - Diego Schwartzman to win in straight sets.