TennisSection previews the 2021 French Open as Stefanos Tsitsipas (5) meets Pedro Martinez in the Second Round on Wednesday June 2nd, 2021.
Greek superstar Stefanos Tsitsipas has been one of the standout players so far this season. Will he continue riding that momentum through the French Open 2021? He is expected to cruise through this match against Pedro Martinez with ease; can the Spaniard pull off the shocking upset here at Roland Garros 2021?
Stefanos Tsitsipas is currently ranked #5 in the ATP world rankings and is the fifth seed here at the 2021 French Open. The Greek star has firmly established himself at the top of the men’s game, and is considered one of the major favorites for the title here at Roland Garros. He surprisingly struggled early on against Jeremy Chardy in the First Round, but recovered well to win in straight sets. When he is in form he has the ability to beat anyone on this surface, and I expect to see him deep into the draw here at Roland Garros 2021. He enters this match against Pedro Martinez as the massive favorite, and anything other than a dominant performance will be a huge shock.
Pedro Martinez is currently ranked #100 in the ATP world rankings, and is unseeded here at Roland Garros 2021. The young Spaniard is a solid player, and caused a massive shock with his upset of Sebastian Korda in the First Round. Korda had just won a title last week and was expected to do well here in Paris, but Martinez played perhaps the match of his life, controlling the match from the baseline with some exceptional play. Despite his good showing early on, the Spaniard is facing one of the best clay court players in the world in Stefanos Tsitsipas and will have to play the match of his life to keep this remotely competitive.
This will be the first time that the two players have faced each other on the ATP Tour, and their head to head record stands at 0-0. This is yet another straightforward match to call, and it will end up being a comfortable victory for Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Greek star is a major threat to the title here at the 2021 French Open, and Pedro Martinez lacks the necessary firepower to trouble the fifth seed. Expect a dominant performance from Tsitsipas as he marches on to the Third Round here at Roland Garros 2021.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas to win in straight sets