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Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Gilles Simon Live Stream, Predictions & Tips - Veteran test for Tsitsipas

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Gilles Simon preview and predictions for Tuesday’s Australian Open match.
  • The match is being played at Melbourne Park at 09.30 GMT.
  • Tsitsipas reached the Australian Open semifinals in 2019 and is seeded sixth
  • I am backing Tsitsipas to reach the second round in straight sets
  • Match preview, predictions and live stream information.
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Hannah Wilks 08 Feb 2021
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Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Gilles Simon Predictions


Gilles Simon is an experienced and dangerous player who made the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 2009 and has not lost in the first round since 2007. But at 36, Simon’s best years are behind him.

World no. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas has never faced Simon, but he played well at the ATP Cup. The fifth seed should be able to reach the second round in Melbourne.

  • Tsitsipas has only conceded one break point in his last two matches
  • The Greek is 8-5 in first-round matches at Grand Slams
  • Simon has a 25-14 record at the Australian Open
  • The French veteran was 3-3 on outdoor hard courts in 2020

Head to Head


This will be the first meeting between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Gilles Simon.

Stefanos Tsitsipas Stats


Nationality: Greece
Age: 22 (12 August 1998)
Height: 6’4” (193cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 6
Career High: 5 (August 2019)
Career ATP Singles Titles: 5
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
2021 Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: SF (2019)

Stefanos Tsitsipas Form


Greece’s Tsitsipas has won both matches he’s played so far in 2021, beating two tough opponents at the ATP Cup. He conceded only one break point each against Alex de Minaur and Roberto Bautista Agut.

The world no. 6 reached the semifinals of the Australian Open in 2019 but lost in the third round in 2020 to Milos Raonic in straight sets.

In 2020, Tsitsipas had his best results on clay but made hard-court finals in Marseille and Dubai.

Gilles Simon Stats


Nationality: France
Age: 36 (27 December 1984)
Height: 6’0”  (183cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 66
Career High: 6 (1 May 2009)
Career ATP Singles Titles: 14
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
2021 Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: QF (2009)

Gilles Simon Form


A former top-10 player, Simon slipped out of the top 50 at the end of 2019. At the age of 36, it seems fair to say his best tennis is probably behind him.

That said, Simon did win two of his last three matches against top-10 players. But he hasn’t beaten a top-10 player on outdoor hard courts like those of the Australian Open since January 2018. 

Simon’s serve has never been his strongest point and he only won 46% of his second-serve points in last week’s defeat to Jeremy Chardy. He will have to rely on his movement to chase down Tsitsipas’s balls.

Live Stream


Stefanos Tsitsipas and Gilles Simon meet in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday 9 February (9.30am GMT scheduled start).

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Verdict

Simon’s experience and his counterpunching capabilities make him a difficult opponent, but at 36 his best tennis is behind him. 

Tsitsipas played well at the ATP Cup and enjoys massive support in Melbourne. The fifth seed should cruise into the second round.

Correct Score: Tsitsipas 3-0 Set Betting @-188.68 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Total Games: Under 30.5 Total Games @-125.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Result & Total Games: Tsitsipas + Under 29.5 Result & Total Games @100.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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