Jannik Sinner vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas - 2021 Monaco Masters First Round
Tuesday April 13th, 2021 / 5:00am EST
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Young Italian sensation Jannik Sinner will face Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the First Round of the 2021 Monte-Carlo Masters in Monaco. The match is scheduled to be played on Tuesday April 13th, 2021 at approximately 5:00am EST.
This is an interesting battle between two unseeded players that are both in great form. Young Jannik Sinner is one of the top young talents in world tennis and he will face the steady veteran Ramos-Vinolas in what will be a stern test for him on this surface. Will Sinner be able to quickly translate his game to the clay courts and get the win here? Or can the tricky and experienced Spaniard cause the upset here in Monaco?
Jannik Sinner is considered by many to be a future world #1 and has turned his heads over the past few years with his mature and dominating game. Already the holder of two ATP titles at the young age of 19, he shocked the tennis world by reaching the Final of the Miami Open, where he lost to Hubert Hurkacz. His development is much quicker than expected, and he can already be considered a threat to win every event that he enters. It remains to be seen if he can quickly get accustomed to the clay, and while he enters this match as the favorite, he has been handed a very tough draw here in Monaco.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas is a very dangerous veteran player who has had a great career, especially on clay. While he is lower ranked than his younger opponent, he has had some fantastic clay court results lately, most notably reaching the Final in Cordoba, and Semi-Finals in Buenos Aires and Marbella. In this form, an upset has to be considered a possibility, especially since Jannik Sinner is yet to play a match on the surface. The Spaniard will be full of confidence and his gritty and consistent game is not one that the Italian will want to face as he slowly gets acclimatized to the surface.
This match will be closer than the rankings suggest, and it must at least be considered that Ramos-Vinolas can get the win. Due to his form and the fact that Sinner hasn't had clay court match practice, this match is probably one to avoid. All things considered, I still am backing Sinner to win here but it certainly won't be easy. I expect a slow start but he has the quality to eventually figure it out and should have too much firepower for the Spaniard. Backing the overs on games played is also a good call. Jannik Sinner to win a very close match here.