World No. 89 Radu Albot of Moldova will meet Swiss teen Dominic Stephan Stricker in the first round of the 2021 Stuttgart Open on Wednesday, June 9. Get the live streaming options of this Radu Albot v Dominic Stephan Stricker match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Radu Albot v Dominic Stephan Stricker Head to Head
This will be the first time that the 31-year-old Moldavan will play the 18-year-old Swiss.
Albot Qualifies With Ease
Having lost six tennis matches (including qualifying rounds) in a row, Radu Albot finally ended the skid with a win in the first qualifier in Stuttgart on Monday. The Moldovan was leading Australia’s Christopher O’ Connell 6-3 when the latter had to withdraw from the contest.
The win was followed by another one on Tuesday, as Albot beat Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori 7-6, 6-4 in the second qualifying round and entered the main draw.
Albot is 5-8 on the tour this year, with his best performance coming at the Singapore Open.
The Moldovan, who has an overall record of 7-7 on grass, had begun his Singapore campaign with a three-set win over Australia’s John-Patrick Smith. He had an equally difficult second round, where he had to save match points against German Yannick Hanfmann before sealing a spot in the quarterfinals, where he knocked out the top seed Adrian Mannarino in straight sets. His run finally ended with a defeat to Alexander Bublik.
The winner of 2019 Delray Beach Open, Albot had a pretty good Australian Open as well. The 31-year-old right-hander stunned 12th seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round, and then defeated Australia’s Christopher O’Connell in the second to reach the third round of a Grand Slam for the third time in his career and the first time in Melbourne. Albot was however denied a Round of 16 spot by Norway’s Casper Ruud.
The Moldovan had a 0-11 start in all competitions in 2020, but finished the year strongly with a 7-12 record, thanks to his last eight finishes in Cologne and Sofia.
Stricker Receives a Wild Card
On Wednesday, Albot will face 18-year-old Swiss Dominic Stephen Stricker, who received a wild card for the tournament.
Currently ranked 335th in the world, Stricker had a fantastic ATP Tour debut in Geneva last month, where he announced his arrival with a straight sets win over Marin Cilic and then accounted for another top 5o player in Marton Fucsovics to reach the quarterfinals.
He was eventually beaten by Pablo Andujar, who was forced to rally after Stricker had taken the first set.
The 2020 French Open boys’ singles and doubles champion, Stricker also received a wild card for a Challenger in Lugano earlier this year and he made full use of it, capturing the title by beating Vitaly Sachko in the final. He will be looking to make an impression in Stuttgart and continue building on the brilliant start to his career.
Albot v Stricker Prediction and Tip
Albot is the more experienced player but he has not been in good form of late. Stricker has shown that he has the ability to punch above his weight and he will be keen on making an early impact. Expect this to be a tight three-set contest.