TennisSection previews the 2021 Gstaad Open as Mikael Ymer takes on Vit Kopriva (Q) in the Quarter-Finals on Friday, July 23rd, 2021.
Will Mikael Ymer make a big name for himself by getting himself into the Semi-Finals and getting one step closer to the title? Will Vit Kopriva build on the momentum gained in the second round from his huge upset win against the No.1 seed, Denis Shapovalov? This will be an entertaining match between two youngsters, but only one will make their way to the Semi-Finals of the 2021 Gstaad Open. Who will it be?
Mikael Ymer came through a very entertaining and tight match against Feliciano Lopez in the second round, beating the much more experienced Spaniard in 3 sets 6-7/7-6/6-4. Mikael Ymer is definitely hard to beat when he is at his best, and he showed us some great tennis at Wimbledon earlier this month before he injured himself in his match against Felix Auger-Aliassime. Mikael Ymer will come out here ready to give it his all as he has nothing to lose, but he meets a very determined opponent in Vit Kopriva who is in form and has just caused a huge upset against Shapovalov.
Vit Kopriva shocked us all and came back fro a set down in his second round match against the No.1 seed Denis Shapovalov, winning in 3 sets, 3-6/6-3/6-2. Denis Shapovalov needed to cruise through that match but Vit shocked everyone and ensured he did not give up after he lost the first set in dominant fashion. Vit will be very happy with this performance and it will give him a lot of confidence in his game and ability to win but Mikael Ymer is not an easy opponent to come up against, and we all know that if Vit starts a match badly, making another big comeback is going to be hard to do.
Mikael Ymer and Vit Kopriva have never met before, with this being their first meeting on the ATP Tour. Mikael Ymer in the rankings and on paper is higher than Vit Kopriva. However, Vit just showed us some incredible tennis. I still expect for Mikael to come through this match as his forehand and movement around the court are incredible and will move Vit around the court very quickly. Kopriva will be able to get maximum 1 set under his belt here as he continues to perform strongly, but Mikael will make his way to the Semi-Finals of the 2021 Gstaad Open.
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