TennisSection previews the 2021 Sardegna Open as Daniel Evans (1) meets Lorenzo Musetti in the Second Round on Thursday, April 8th 2021.
Will Lorenzo Musetti continue to shine on the ATP Tour in 2021, as he looks to cause yet another upset in a tournament by beating a top seeded player? Will Daniel Evans be able to utilize all of his expertise and knowledge of these conditions to get himself ahead in this very tight match? Both players are keen to make their way far here in Sardegna, but only one will make it to the Quarter-finals of the 2021 Sardegna Open. Who will it be?
Daniel Evans will be very happy with his tennis in the last couple of weeks, as he made his way to the Miami Open Double’s final. Daniel Evans has a lot of experience on the ATP Tour and he will want to build on the momentum he gained last week in Miami by putting on a great show here in Sardegna as the No.1 seed. However, Evans is not the best clay courter out there and struggles a lot with the speed and the bounce of the ball in these conditions. Evans is the No.1 seed here, and he will be very disappointed with the fact he is going to meet probably the most in form player out of all of them in this tournament, Lorenzo Musetti, in his first match here. How will the No.1 seed fare against the up and coming Italian in the second round of the 2021 Sardegna Open?
Lorenzo Musetti was absolutely incredible in his first round match here in Sardegna, destroying Dennis Novak in straight sets 6-0/6-1. Musetti was just ready to win every point from start to finish in that match, and he did not lift his foot off the pedal at any time throughout the match. Musetti is one of the best up and coming talents at the moment, and he will be very determined to get himself far into the tournament at the 2021 Sardegna Open to impress any Italian fans watching him on television. Musetti has a great playing style, and loves playing on clay. Musetti will want to cause yet another upset against a seeded player here in Daniel Evans, but will he be able to use his energy to beat experience?
Daniel Evans and Lorenzo Musetti have never met before, and we are definitely in for a very exciting and tight encounter here in the Second Round of the 2021 Sardegna Open. Both players are in great form at the moment, and can win it. However, going off of their strengths and weaknesses, I see Lorenzo Musetti winning here. Musetti loves clay-courts, whilst Daniel Evans struggles in these conditions. Adding to this, Musetti has already played a strong match here, whilst Evans will be just arriving from Miami and will have to adjust both to the time zone and the surface quickly. It will be a tight match here, but Lorenzo Musetti will make his way to the Quarter-finals.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Lorenzo Musetti to Win.