Marton Fucsovics against. Soonwoo Kwon (Marton Fucsovics vs. Marton Fucsovics vs. Marton Fucsovics
Date: June 23, 2021
Viking International Eastbourne 2021 is the name of the tournament.
Second round of competition (Round of 16)
Eastbourne, England is the location of this event.
ATP 250 is a category.
Grass as a surface
€547,265 in prize money
Match time: 4 p.m. local, 3 p.m. GMT, 11 a.m. EST, 8.30 p.m. IST
Preview of Marton Fucsovics vs. Kwon Soon-woo
Marton Fucsovics had a strong start to the season in 2021, hitting two home runs in the first quarter. In March, he advanced to the final of the Rotterdam Open, where he lost the title match to Andrey Rublev.
On clay, however, the 29-year-old had little to show for his efforts. In the five competitions he entered on the dirt, Fucsovics never advanced past the second round.
Following his early withdrawal at Roland Garros, the Hungarian traveled to Stuttgart in the hopes of a turnaround. However, he was defeated in the first round by the in-form Ugo Humbert.
Fucsovics faced Aljaz Bedene in his first match at Eastbourne on Tuesday after missing both tournaments in Halle and London last week.
Despite only breaking serve once and being broken twice, the 29-year-old won a tough match against Bedene. He won both tiebreakers in the match – one in the first set and one in the third – to ensure his place in the final 16.
Kwon Soon-woo began the year as the 95th best player in the world, but has slowly improved to 77th place. And Challenger-level tournaments have provided a significant portion of his ranking points.
In February, Kwon won the Biella Challenger, defeating Lorenzo Musetti in the final. This season, the 23-year-greatest old’s results on the main tour have come in the quarterfinals in Singapore and Marbella.
Kwon, on the other hand, scored a 90-pointer by making it to the third round of Roland Garros (as opposed to 45 points each by making the final 8 of the former two tournaments). Unseeded in Paris, he defeated Kevin Anderson and Andreas Seppi before losing in the Round of 32 against Matteo Berrettini.
However, thus far, that success on clay hasn’t translated into much momentum on grass. Last week, the South Korean lost to Damir Dzumhur in the second round of the Nottingham Challenger.
He was the top seed going into the Eastbourne qualifications, however he lost in the first round to local youngster Alastair Gray, who is presently rated 1041st in the world. However, as a result of fifth seed Reilly Opelka’s withdrawal, Kwon has not only gotten in as a lucky loser, but has also gotten a first-round bye.
Head-to-head matchup between Marton Fucsovics and Kwon Soon-woo
On Wednesday, Marton Fucsovics and Kwon Soon-woo will face off for the first time on the tour. As a result, their career head-to-head record is 0-0.
Prediction for Marton Fucsovics vs. Kwon Soon-woo
In this second-round matchup, Marton Fucsovics is the early favorite. While grass isn’t his finest suit, the player on the other side of the net has yet to win a match on the main tour on the surface.
Kwon Soon-woo will likely struggle to defend against the Hungarian’s power game on this surface, owing to his lack of armament.
Marton Fucsovics will win in straight sets, according to my prediction.