Stefanos Tsitsipas v Aljaz Bedene Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for French Open: Tsitsipas Hoping For Round Two Repeat Performance

Stefanos Tsitsipas v Aljaz Bedene Live Streaming & Prediction

Greek Next Gen Stefanos Tsitsipas plays Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in the third round of the 2020 French Open with the match scheduled for Saturday, October 3. The exact timing of the match is yet to be determined. Get the live streaming options of this Stefanos Tsitsipas v Aljaz Bedene match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

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Stefanos Tsitipas v Aljaz Bedene Head to Head

This is the second meeting between the two players. Their first meeting was earlier this year at the Rotterdam ATP 500, where Bedene surprised Tsitsipas with a straight sets win in the round of 16.

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After Shaky Opener, Clinical Show By Tsitsipas

Although the start of the season did not start too well for Tsitsipas, he hit a good run, defending his title at Marseille without dropping a set and made the final in Dubai again before being runner-up, this time to Novak Djokovic.

Post-Pandemic, he had a mixed time on the US hard courts, and did not have the best of returns to clay with a three set opening round loss at the Rome Masters 1000 against Italian teenager Jannik Sinner, but was a finalist last week at the Hamburg Open losing to Andrey Rublev

The travel and the shuffling between tournaments seemed to have got the better of Tsitsipas, who arrived in Paris and looked out of sorts in his opener against Jaume Munar of Spain. A quick first two sets saw Tsitsipas one set away from an early exit and he also seemed to be suffering from tiredness and/or the niggles with medical timeouts. However, it was a great fightback by the Greek who went on to prevail in five sets.

This set up a second round against Uruguayan veteran Pablo Cuevas, who had been beaten by Tsitsipas in straight sets at Hamburg, but is a veteran on the clay and not someone to be taken lightly. However, it was a disciplined performance by the Greek who prevailed 6-1,6-4,6-2 in an hour and 28 minutes. It was not the most flamboyant of performances, but it was a clean match with control on the errors and ensuring that he consolidated on any and all openings.

Can Cuevas Pull Off an Upset?

31-year-old Aljaz Bedene is yet to win an ATP-level tournament, but on the Challenger circuit has 14 titles under his belt and is a four time ATP 250 runner-up.

Two of those four finals came on clay, and over the last couple of years he has registered wins over Kevin Anderson while he was seventh on ATP Rankings, and the sixth ranked player Tsitsipas this year, both on the hard courts.

After an indifferent swing on the hard courts in New York, Bedene did not really get much practice on clay, but has looked in decent form in his first two rounds at the French Open. Up against lesser opponents such as Arthur Rindeknech and Nikola Milojevic, although Bedene was taken to four sets, he did look like adjusting to the conditions and getting into this groove with strong ground strokes on both wings.

Not new to the clay, Bedene knows he will need to up the ante here on against a player of the mettle of Tsitsipas.

Tsitsipas v Cuevas Prediction and Tip

Despite a difficult opener, Tsitsipas put on a clinical showing in the second round and will be favored for a comfortable win here against Bedene.

Tip: Tsitsipas to win in straight sets: 8/11 (bet365)

The French Open 2020 will be played from September 27 to October 11. You can watch & bet on the French Open here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

Samir Talwar
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