TennisSection previews the 2021 Estoril Open as Albert Ramos-Vinolas (7) meets Corentin Moutet in the Quarter-finals on Friday, April 30th, 2021.
Will Corentin Moutet be able to cause yet another shocking upset here at the 2021 Estoril Open as he looks to make his way to the Semi-finals? Will Albert Ramos-Vinolas continue his strong run of form in clay court tournaments in 2021 as he looks to make it far into yet another tournament? Both players can win this match if they are on top of their game, but only one will. Who will it be?
Corentin Moutet shocked us all by actually keeping his composure against a lacklustre Denis Shapovalov who did not come into the match as strongly as he should have, winning 6-4/2-6/6-4. Corentin Mouter was just everywhere on the court during the match, returning everything and anything without any issues. This allowed Corentin Moutet to ensure he constantly kept his opponent under pressure. Corentin Moutet, however, will now have to ensure he is still playing at this very high level as he meets a much tougher opponent in these conditions in the Quarter-finals of the 2021 Estoril Open in Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas cruised through his Second Round match here at the 2021 Estoril Open, beating the flamboyant Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in straight sets 6-2/7-6(3). Albert Ramos-Vinolas is a very tough player to meet on clay as he is such a good returner and mover around the court when he is confident in his game. In 2021, Albert Ramos-Vinolas has played a lot in these smaller clay-court tournaments and he will come into this Quarter-final match with a lot of confidence as he knows that he has a very strong chance to win if he’s at his best, especially against a much less experienced player in Corentin Moutet.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Corentin Moutet have met 2 times before, with the head to head tied 1-1. The last time they met was earlier this year in Melbourne where Corentin Moutet won in straight sets 6-4/6-4. That meeting was on a hard court, however, when they met last year on a clay court, Albert Ramos-Vinolas dominated the encounter in straight sets 6-0/6-3. After his big victory against Denis Shapovalov, I expect Corentin Moutet to come out here very confident and determined, but he is still nowhere near the level required on clay to compete with the likes of Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Albert Ramos-Vinolas to win and make his way to the Semi-finals of the 2021 Estoril Open.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Albert Ramos-Vinolas to Win.