Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas - 2021 Estoril Open Semi-Final
Saturday, May 1st 2021
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Albert Ramos-Vinolas (7) meets Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (8) in the semi finals of the 2021 Estoril Open on Saturday, May 1st 2021.
Will experience or youth prevail in this extremely exciting battle of the Spaniards in the semi finals of the 2021 Estoril Open, looking to make a Final on clay before the start of the bigger tournaments next week?
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina did not have a very tough match against Ugo Humbert in the quarter finals, beating him in 2 sets 6-4/6-4. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina was just able to move around the court much faster and stay in the longer rallies without making a mistake compared to his fellow young player. Fokina will want to keep this momentum going this week, but he knows it is going to only get tougher now with the best players this week still being in the tournament, and in his case, a fellow Spaniard as well.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas dominated his quarter final match against Corentin Moutet, winning in 2 sets 6-4/6-3. Ramos-Vinolas is a very strong player in these hot clay court conditions, and he is very confident with his game on the red dirt this year. Albert seems to always be making the semi finals of the final of small ATP 250 clay court tournaments and I am very sure he will want to actually get a title victory under his belt. Will he be able to use his experience on the ATP Tour, and in these specific types of tournaments to push him over the line?
This is going to be the 1st meeting between both players, and we are definitely in for an incredibly tight encounter between these two clay court loving Spaniards. Both players have impressed a lot all week, however, when looking at who has been more dominant, we have to back the experienced Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas to get the job done. Albert knows how to play at a very high level in these conditions, and he has done it all year. Fokina will definitely have his chances, but experience will prevail here at the 2021 Estoril Open.