November 09, 2020 12:08 PM
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Adam Evans

2020 Sofia Open Round of 16 – Denis Shapovalov vs Radu Albot Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Denis Shapovalov vs Radu Albot on and what time does it start? Tuesday 10th November, 2020 – not before 16:00 (UK)

Where is Denis Shapovalov vs Radu Albot taking place? Arena Armeec, Sofia, Bulgaria

What surface is Denis Shapovalov vs Radu Albot being played on? Hard (indoor)

Where can I get tickets for Denis Shapovalov vs Radu Albot? Click here to purchase tickets

What channel is Denis Shapovalov vs Radu Albot on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Denis Shapovalov vs Radu Albot? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live via their platform

THE PREDICTION

World number 12 Denis Shapovalov has enjoyed a mixed bag of results since the re-start of the tennis season, with two semi-finals reached at the Italian Open and St. Petersburg Open, but he has lost in the first round of his last two tournaments. The Canadian took some time out by missing the Paris Masters and enters the Sofia Open now as the first seed, receiving one of four byes to the round of 16. He faces Moldova’s Radu Albot, with the world number 93 coming off a comfortable straight-sets victory over Yuichi Sugita in the first round. In their first meeting on tour, a rested Shapovalov should be aiming to make an early statement win with a straight-sets victory of his own here but Albot will not be beaten easily and a tiebreak may be required early-on. However, the first seed should be fancied to make the semi-finals at least in Sofia and can start with a convincing win on Tuesday.

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