2021 Italian Open First Round – Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Grigor Dimitrov Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Grigor Dimitrov taking place? Foro Italico, Rome, Italy

When is Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Grigor Dimitrov on and what time does it start? Tuesday 11th May, 2021 – Not before 09:00 (UK)

What surface is Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Grigor Dimitrov being played on? Clay (outdoor)

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What channel is Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Grigor Dimitrov on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Grigor Dimitrov in the UK? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live on Prime Video. Tennis TV subscribers can also stream the match live

THE PREDICTION

World number 17 Grigor Dimitrov is seriously struggling for form right now and a first round loss to Lloyd Harris last week in Madrid was not a huge shock such is his lack of confidence. The Bulgarian faces a possibly tougher first round pick this time in world number 48 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who almost got the better of Daniil Medvedev last week. This first meeting between the two will be hard to call with Dimitrov in no great shape but always capable of suddenly turning it on but the 29-year-old is the player in the worse form here and the brave call would be for an outright win for Davidovich Fokina. Failing that, the safer option here is for the Spaniard to win at least a set.

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