Ivashka vs. Martinez: will the Spaniard win the second meeting?

Ilya Ivashka vs. Pedro Martinez: prediction for the ATP Marbella match (April 6, 2021)


Ilya Ivashka

Ilya Ivashka

06/04/21 10:00 CET
Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez

Place Puente Romano Tennis Club (Marbella)
Ilya Ivashka vs. Pedro Martinez tennis meeting in Andalucia Open tournament

In the first round of the tournament in Marbella, Ilya Ivashka will play with Pedro Martinez. The match will take place on April 6. Will the Belarusian tennis player manage to beat the Spaniard? Read in our prediction below.

Ilya Ivashka

The beginning of this year cannot be called successful for Ilya Ivashka. In three months, Ilya has won only one fight. In the first round match in Miami, the Belarusian defeated the Korean tennis player Soonwoo Kwon (7-6, 6-7, 7-6). In other matches, even though Ivashka fought, but still failed to win. He lost to Yannick Maden and Denis Shapovalov, taking one game, then lost to Roman Safiullin in the Australian Open. 

On the clay courts, Ilya is not as good as on faster surfaces. For example, last season he won only six victories on it. Of course, they were all in the qualifiers or in the Challenger series tournaments. Moreover, defeats to Steven Diez and Tomas Makhach should be alarming.

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Pedro Martinez

Last season Martinez had a fantastic balance of won and lost matches - 35-10. Though, most of them were played in Challengers. The Spaniard won such a competition in Marbella, and also attended the Alicante final. Roland-Garros tournament was also successful for Pedro, where he won the qualification and reached the third round. 

Martinez hasn't played on clay court this year. But he successfully performed at the Australian Open. In Melbourne, the representative of Spain beat Yoshihito Nishioka and Emil Ruusuvuori in four sets. But in the third round, he lost to Dusan Lajovic similarly in four sets.

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  • 5 of the last 6 matches of the Spaniard on clay court ended in two sets. 
  • The Spaniard won the first set in 5 of 6 last matches on clay courts.

Our Prediction

In 2018, Martinez beat Ivashka 7-5, 7-5 in Marrakech. We believe that this time the Spaniard will win a landslide victory. Ilya performs disastrously on this surface, so he will hardly manage to fight the favorite.

The Spaniard is more successful on clay courts than the Belarusian. Moreover, on this surface, he acts very confidently. For example, at the end of 2020 Martinez beat Munyar and Taberner in two sets. Considering how Ivashka performs on the clay court, we doubt that he will be able to create problems for the favorite.

Our bet is the "total under 21.5 games" for the odds of 1.70 on 1xbet.

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