The final quarter-final of the day in the Basel tournament will take place between Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, already qualified for the Champions Tournament and Serb Filip Krajinovic, a finalist last week in Stockholm.
◾️The young Greek player, aged 21, is currently ranked 7th ATP, the highest position being 5th.
◾️The whole season was a consistent one for Tsitsipas, showing a good form on all surfaces, proving that he is a top player, with a varied style of play, to dominate the ATP circuit in the following seasons.
◾️This fall, he was noted in the Beijing tournament for being present in the last act, while in Shanghai he managed to defeat Novak Djokovic, but was eliminated by Daniil Medvedev in the semifinals.
◾️In this tournament he defeated Albert Ramos in a minimum of sets, respectively 2-1 at sets against Ricardas Berankis.
◾️The 27-year-old Serbian player is currently ranked 46th in the ATP rankings, his highest position being 26th, which is occupied in 2018.
◾️He had a consistent season so far, with good results on both the hard and the slag, reaching the final of the tournament in Budapest.
◾️He did well in the indoor tournaments this fall, managing a quarter final at Metz, respectively the Stockholm final last week, where he was defeated by Denis Shapovalov.
◽️The two players have met so far only once, this year on the sling from Roland Garros, where Stefanos Tsitsipas prevailed with 3-1 sets.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Filip Krajinovic
Stefanos Tsitsipas is looking for a better form before the Champions Tournament that will take place in less than a month, and a remarkable result in the Basel tournament would give him extra confidence. Even if he crosses a good form, Filip Krajinovic cannot maintain a high rate of play against the top players, and I bet on the Greek player’s victory in this match, dominated by the alternating of the aggressive shots from behind the field and by the frequent coming around the net.
Prediction Today: S. Tsitsipas -2.5 games