Daniel Elahi Galan vs. Pablo Andujar - 2021 Chile Open Second Round
Wednesday, March 10th 2021
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Pablo Andujar (3) meted Daniel Elahi Galan in the second round of the 2021 Chile Open on Wednesday, March 10th 2021.
Will Daniel Elahi Galan be able to cause yet another upset here in Chile, or will Pablo Andujar put the Colombian in his place due to the drastic ranking difference?
Daniel Elahi Galan came through an extremely tight 3-set match against the favourite Daniel Altmaier on Monday, beating the German 7-6/3-6/7-5. Galan has been putting on some very solid performances in 2021, bringing the fight earlier in the year at the 2021 Delray Beach Open, and now he is back on his favourite surface of clay. Galan will be feeling confident after causing the upset on Monday, but he will now meet a much more experienced and knowledgeable tennis player in Pablo Andujar. Can Galan cause the upset here on Wednesday, or will he be packing his bags to the next ATP 250 tournament?
Pablo Andujar is a very experienced player on the ATP Tour, especially in these smaller clay-court ATP 250 tournaments. Andujar did not start the year too well in the hard-court tournaments, but he is definitely determined to get his season back on track here in Chile. Andujar has a lot of raw power on the court and he can push his opponents around with ease when he is on top of his game. Andujar knows that he cannot afford to let an upset happen here for his confidence and for his season. Will Andujar make his way to the quarter-finals?
This is going to be the first meeting between both players, and unfortunately for Daniel Elahi Galan, the experience and expertise of the clay-court loving Spaniard Pablo Andujar will be too much for him to handle on Wednesday in this second round encounter. Galan is definitely a capable player, but he is more of a Challenger tour player. I expect this match to be done in straight sets, with perhaps the maximum amount of games won by Galan in each set to be 4. Pablo Andujar to win and book his spot in the quarter finals.