TennisSection previews the 2021 Austria Open as Pedro Martinez meets Daniel Altmaier in the Semi-Finals on Friday July 30th, 2021.
A very unexpected Semi-Final awaits us at the 2021 Austria Open in Kitzbuhel as unseeded duo Pedro Martinez faces Daniel Altmaier. Both men have played exceptional tennis this week and are seeking a spot in their first ever ATP Tour Final. No-one would have expected either man to reach this stage in the event but they are both fully deserving of the achievement, who can go all the way and reach the Final?
Pedro Martinez is currently ranked #97 on the ATP Tour and is unseeded here at the 2021 Austria Open. After a very inconsistent 2021 season he will be delighted to have reached the Semi-Finals here and will be very eager to reach his first ever ATP Final. The Spaniard has a very solid baseline game that fits this surface very well, and should be considered the favorite here against his German opponent Daniel Altmaier. After his huge upset win over Roberto Bautista in the Round of 16 he crushed Jozef Kovalik in the Quarter-Finals, setting up this opponent with Altmaier where he is favored to win.
Daniel Altmaier is unseeded here at the 2021 Austria Open and is ranked #135 on the ATP Tour. The young German has shown flashes of his potential this year on the Challenger Tour, but this is the first time that he has broken out with a good result on the main tour. After his upset win over Laslo Djere in the First Round, he defeated Marco Cecchinato and Gianluca Mager to reach his first ATP Semi-Final. He has a very aggressive baseline game and has been serving very well here, so despite being the underdog he will be backing himself to win here in this very unexpected Semi-Final.
This will be the first meeting between the two players on the ATP Tour, and it is shaping up to be a close one. Neither man would have expected to reach this stage of the event and nerves will almost certainly be a factor. I am going with the Spaniard Pedro Martinez to get the win here. He has a lot more experience at this level, and seems to have the higher upside at the moment. After his win over RBA he will be full of confidence, and I see him overcoming the challenge from Daniel Altmaier in two tight sets, possibly three. This is a very unique opportunity for him here at the 2021 Austria Open and I expect him to grab it with both hands, reaching his first ATP Tour Final.
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