US Open 2021: Denis Shapovalov vs. Federico Delbonis Tennis Pick and Prediction

US Open 2021: Denis Shapovalov vs. Federico Delbonis Tennis Pick and Prediction

TennisSection previews the 2021 US Open as Denis Shapovalov takes on Federico Delbonis in the Round of 128 on Tuesday, August 31st, 2021.

Will Federico Delbonis get one of his biggest wins of his career under his belt as he aims to get an upset? Will Denis Shapovalov come back and finally find some needed form after struggling after Wimbledon? Both of these players are flamboyant lefties who can play incredible tennis, but only one will make their way to the Round of 64 of the 2021 US Open. Who will it be?

Federico Delbonis has been struggling recently in his last 5 matches, going 1-4 after he had a great run at the Hamburg Open where he had reached the Semi-Finals. When Federico is in form, he is extremely tough to beat because he is able to move opponents around with ease with his lefty game. However, when he is not at his best and his confidence is down, he can struggle a lot on his serve and this puts more pressure on him in the return games. Federico will know that if he is to find some momentum here at the 2021 US Open, he will have to raise his level drastically and get himself into another level to beat Denis Shapovalov.

Denis Shapovalov has gone 0-3 in his last 3 tournaments since he reached the Semi-Finals at Wimbledon and was in amazing form. Shapovalov is a very good player when he is at his best, but he can also lose to guys ranked 200 or lower in the world when he is not confident. Shapovalov really needs to find a balance in his game where he is able to compete at a consistent level and not continue to play up and down. Shapovalov knows he needs to make a statement here at the 2021 US Open to show us he is still a good player and someone who you can rely on, but he is going to have to be ready from the start now that he meets Federico Delbonis.

Denis Shapovalov and Federico Delbonis have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. Although Denis is ranked 37 spots higher than Federico, Federico has had the better W/L record this year, winning one more match than Denis (23) and losing the same amount of matches (17). I expect for a win by Denis Shapovalov at the end of the day because he is still the better player and he showed us at Wimbledon what he is capable of. However, he is not consistent at all times during a match, and this will open the door slightly for Federico Delbonis to steal a set in this match. Denis will still make his way to the Round of 64 of the 2021 US Open.

Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Denis Shapovalov in 4 Sets.

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