ATP Cup 2020 – Grigor Dimitrov vs Radu Albot Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Grigor Dimitrov vs Radu Albot taking place? Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney, Australia

When is Grigor Dimitrov vs Radu Albot on? Saturday 4th January, 2020 – not before 23:00 (UK)

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

Where can I stream Grigor Dimitrov vs Radu Albot? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match via Amazon Prime Video

Where can I get tickets for Grigor Dimitrov vs Radu Albot? https://www.atpcup.com/tickets

Who won the last meeting between Grigor Dimitrov and Radu Albot? N/A

THE LOWDOWN

GRIGOR DIMITROV

  • Grigor Dimitrov lost the first set of his ATP Cup campaign to Great Britain’s Dan Evans but rallied well to come through in three in an intense and high quality game.
  • The 28-year-old then joined forces with young Alexander Lazarov to take a shock 2-1 win in Bulgaria’s tie over Great Britain in the doubles, with an inspired performance from both players.
  • It looked as if the team mentality, something Grigor Dimitrov has not been able to experience so much at this level with his country, really benefits the former world number three as he played near his best towards the end of his match with Evans.

RADU ALBOT

  • Radu Albot lost his first ATP Cup rubber to Belgium’s David Goffin in straightforward circumstances to see Moldova lose their first tie 2-0.
  • 30-year-old Albot is ranked 46th in the world right now and knows he carries the hopes of a nation on his shoulders, although second option Alexander Cozbinov almost got the better of Steve Darcis last time out and could make things interesting.
  • Albot beat Dimitrov’s last singles opponent Dan Evans last February to win his first ATP title at Delray Beach and went on to have his most successful season on tour.

THE PREDICTION

Radu Albot will know he is up against another difficult opponent here but he could be even more motivated if Alexander Cozbinov can beat Bulgaria’s Dimitar Kuzmanov before him. However, if Grigor Dimitrov plays anything like he did towards the end of the tie with Great Britain last time out, Albot really stands little chance of taking a set. Dimitrov looked fired up in a way that we have not seen for some time, perhaps even more than when he reached the US Open semi-finals last year, and he looks a real force at this tournament.

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