TennisSection previews the 2021 Sardegna Open as Taylor Fritz (2) meets Andrej Martin in the Second Round on Wednesday, April 7th 2021.
Will Andrej Martin be able to get one of the biggest victories in his career for a very long time as he looks to cause the upset against Taylor Fritz? Will Taylor Fritz get accustom to the clay-court conditions quickly here as he looks to make his way through the field in Sardegna? This is definitely going to be a very tight encounter as Andrej Martin has already gotten accustom to the conditions, but only one will make their way to the Quarter-finals of the 2021 Sardegna Open. Who will it be?
Taylor Fritz will be looking to continue his strong momentum going here at the 2021 Sardegna Open as he has been playing some strong tennis recently, reaching the later stages of all tournaments in the last month. Taylor Fritz seems to be finally getting the hang of his skills and his potential, and he still has some room to improve, but it is good to see him actually improve instead of staying stagnant as he was in 2020. Fritz has a massive serve, and a great all-court game as he moves around the court with speed, and has great foot movement. Fritz will know that although he isn’t the top seed here in Sardegna, he is definitely the title favourite. Can Fritz get accustom to the conditions here quickly and cruise through Andrej Martin?
Andrej Martin came through a very tight first round match here in Sardegna, beating the favourite Jiri Vesely in 3 sets 6-4/2-6/6-1. Martin was not expected to come through this match and he was definitely ready to shock everyone by getting ahead in the match early. Martin has a lot of experience in the tennis world, but mostly focusing on the Challenger Tour as he has never really found much success on the ATP Tour. Martin’s playing style and the fact that it’s not very known by Taylor Fritz might help him get him involved in some important games. Can Andrej Martin come out here and cause the upset?
Taylor Fritz and Andrej Martin have never met before, and I think that this match is going to be a two setter in favour of the young American, Taylor Fritz. Although this is going to be a 2 set victory for Fritz at the 2021 Sardegna Open allowing him to make his way to the Quarter-finals, I still see the first set being tight. Taylor Fritz needs to get accustom to the clay-court conditions and this might take a few games in the first set. However, Fritz will edge the first set, and once he has that in the bag, he will continue cruising through his match and make his way to the Quarter-finals.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Taylor Fritz in Two Sets.