Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Aslan Karatsev - 2021 Monaco Masters Second Round
Tuesday April 13th, 2021 / 7:10am EST
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Fourth seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece will face Russian Aslan Karatsev in the Second Round of the 2021 Monaco Masters. The match is scheduled to be played on Tuesday April 13th, 2021 at 7:15am EST.
This is sure to be a fierce encounter between two of the most outstanding players on the ATP so far in 2021. Both men have been in fantastic and will be eager to make their mark on the clay court season. Who will get the win and advance to the Round of 16 here at the 2021 Monte-Carlo Masters?
Stefanos Tsitsipas has firmly established himself as one of the top players in the world, and is sitting at a career high #5 in the world rankings. While he has not won any titles so far this year, he has been very consistent and will be looking to win his first Masters-100 title here in Monaco. With his elite movement for a tall man, and powerful groundstrokes, he is dangerous on every surface, as evidenced by his solid clay court record. He enters this match as the favorite but will know that he has his hands full against Aslan Karatsev.
Aslan Karatsev has shocked the tennis world so far in 2021, coming seemingly out of nowhere to reach the Australian Open Semi-Finals. He then won his first career ATP title in Dubai, proving that he is the real deal. He does not have quite the clay court resume as his opponent, but does have Challenger Tour titles on the surface, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him steal a win here, such as been the nature of his breakthrough season.
This has the potential to be a blockbuster Second Round match, and will be a match that tennis fans should not miss. There is sure to be a lot of flashy play from the baseline, and it really can go either way. With that being said, we have to give the edge to Stefanos Tsitsipas here. Karatsev is still a bit of an unknown on clay and it will be interesting to see how he plays, but we cannot ignore the Greek star's stellar play this year and he should get the win here at the 2021 Monte-Carlo Masters.