2020 St. Petersburg Open Round of 16 – Ilya Ivashka vs Denis Shapovalov Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Ilya Ivashka vs Denis Shapovalov taking place? Sibur Arena, Saint Petersburg

When is Ilya Ivashka vs Denis Shapovalov on and what time does it start? Thursday 15th October, 2020 – not before 11:00 (UK)

What surface is Ilya Ivashka vs Denis Shapovalov being played on? Hard (indoor)

Where can I get tickets for Ilya Ivashka vs Denis Shapovalov? Visit here for ticket info

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

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

THE PREDICTION

Ilya Ivashka upset the odds in the first round to overcome Adrian Mannarino in a fiery first-round match and his reward is a meeting with 2nd seed Denis Shapovalov, who will fancy himself for the title here after a disappointing second-round exit at the French Open. Hard courts – and especially the indoor variety – have been a favourite of Shapovalov’s in his burgeoning career and he had little trouble in dismissing lucky loser Viktor Troicki in the first round yesterday. Ivashka will be fine-tuned for this match having come through a pair of qualifying matches but he is likely to be outclassed by an opponent who is simply a step-up in class. A straight-sets win for Shapovalov is the prediction in this one.

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