Marius Copil obtained the qualification on the main board from Antwerp, after an excellent performance on the qualification board. The Romanian will meet in the first round the Argentinian Federico Delbonis, a player completely out of shape.
▪️The 29-year-old Argentine player is currently 77th in the ATP standings.
▪️The best results in his career have reached the slag, coming from a country where most tournaments take place on this surface, he prefers slow tennis, with many changes behind the field.
▪️After the semi-final in Bastad in July, Delbonis did not find himself in any tournament, being defeated almost every time in the first round of the tournaments he took part, the majority being still on clay.
▪️Formerly no. 56 ATP at the end of the previous year, Marius is currently down to 93, going through a pretty bad season.
▪️After a series of totally unfavorable results, the Romanian resumed his activity with Andrei Pavel, with whom Marius Copil obtained the best result of his career, the final against Roger Federer from Basel.
▪️He managed to win the US Open in the first round match against Ugo Humbert, very spectacular in 5 sets, but was defeated by at least Gael Monfils in the second round.
▫️The two players have met so far only once, in 2012, in Stockholm, also on the indoor hard, where Marius Copil prevailed with 2-0 sets.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Federico Delbonis vs Marius Copil
Marius Copil starts as a big favorite in this match, being already accustomed to playing conditions in the Antwerp tournament through the two victories in the qualifying tournament, while Federico Delbonis seems to be missing, suffering many defeats lately, and the matches played on the hard were very few. Marius Copil seems to have all the conditions to obtain a comfortable qualification in the second round at Antwerp.
Prediction Today:M. Copil wins the first set and the match