TennisSection previews the 2021 Winston-Salem Open as Federico Delbonis takes on Marcos Giron in the Round of 32 on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021.
Will Marcos Giron come out here and show us that he can definitely compete with some experienced opponents on the ATP Tour who have been successful in 2021? Will Federico Delbonis find his form again after a slight downspell in form over the last month? Both players can win this match if they are on top of their game, but only one will make their way to the Round of 16 of the 2021 Winston-Salem Open. Who will it be?
Marcos Giron is not very well known on the ATP Tour, mainly focusing on getting his points in these smaller ATP 250 tournaments where he can make it sometimes to the Quarter-Finals. Marcos put on a good performance in the Round of 64, beating Facundo Bagnis, in straight sets 7-5/6-4, however, he should also know that Bagnis is not really a threat if it is not a clay match. Now, Marcos will have to raise his level quite a bit as he meets yet another Argentine in Federico Delbonis, who will not give him an easy time at all here at the 2021 Winston-Salem Open.
Federico Delbonis is now on a 3-match losing strak, having lost his last two opening round matches in tournaments, most recently being last week at the 2021 Cincinnati Open against Jannik Sinner. Federico knows he can definitely play at a higher level, and that is what he will be aiming to do here at the 2021 Winston-Salem Open to gain some confidence again and get some momentum going before the US Open begins at the end of the month. Federico is such a tough player to play as he is flamboyant, and he is a lefty, so it is hard to play consistently from the backhand side. Federico also has a huge serve and toss which keeps opponents from guessing where he is serving. All of these factors will have to come into play now that he meets the determined American Marcos Giron.
Federico Delbonis and Marcos Giron have met 1 time before, with Federico Delbonis leading the head to head 1-0. They met earlier this year in the qualifying rounds of Rome where Federico won in straight sets 6-3/6-3. I expect a similar result here at the 2021 Winston-Salem Open because although Marcos has gotten a match under his belt, Federico is a lefty and he is able to target his weak backhand side. Federico is also so experienced and he will want to give it his all to get out of this losing streak. I do expect some tight moments as we are in America so the crowd will be for Giron, but Federico will come through in the end and make his way to the Round of 16 of the 2021 Winston-Salem Open.
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