TennisSection previews the 2021 Queen’s Open as Alex de Minaur (4) meets Laslo Djere in the Round of 32 on Tuesday June 15th 2021.
Will Alex de Minaur improve on his sub-par performances on the grass courts of Stuttgart last week as he aims to prepare himself for Wimbledon? Will Laslo Djere get off to a very strong start on grass after coming off his clay court wins at Roland Garros? Both players can win this match if they are at their best, but only one will make their way to the Round of 16. Who will it be?
Laslo Djere put on some solid performances at Roland Garros, making his way to the Round of 32 where he lost to the eventual Semi-finalist, Alexander Zverev. Laslo is always a tough player to come up against because he is solid in all aspects of his game. However, with him being solid in all aspects of his game, he is also not the best at any specific aspect of his game, which then hurts him against opponents who are not scared of being hurt on one specific area of the court. Laslo Djere will need to ensure he is at his best here at the 2021 Queen’s Open as he meets a very quick paced Alex de Minaur.
Alex de Minaur will want to bounce back after that poor performance in the Quarter-final of the Stuttgart Open last week where he lost from a set up against a wildcard. Alex is better than that and he knows it, but it is also reasonable to understand as it was only his second grass court match in 2 years. However, coming into the 2021 Queen’s Open, Alex de Minaur will need to get some good wins under his belt to ensure he is ready for the tough challenges ahead. He will be faces with a very tough opponent in Laslo Djere right from the start, but he should be able to fight.
Alex de Minaur and Laslo Djere have met 1 time before, with Alex de Minaur leading the head to head 1-0. They met in 2019 on indoor hard where Alex won in straight sets 6-1/6-4. Although Alex performed poorly last week in Stuttgart, he still has a leg up against Laslo who has not yet played on grass this year. Laslo will be trying to get accustom to the conditions of play in the first set, and by then Alex will be already winning the match. Alex is not going to let himself lose two matches in a row from a set up, and he won’t let this happen here. I expect for Alex’s speed and determination around the court to get himself into the Round of 16 of the 2021 Queen’s Open.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Alex de Minaur to Win.