TennisSection previews the 2021 Sardegna Open as Taylor Fritz (2) meets Lorenzo Sonego (3) in the Semi-Finals on Saturday, April 10th 2021.
Will Lorenzo Sonego be able to back up his very strong comeback victory against Yannick Hanfmann by winning here and making his way to the Final of the 2021 Sardegna Open? Will Taylor Fritz continue to cruise through his matches here without any issues as he looks to enter the last 4? Both players can definitely win this match if they are on top of their game, but only one will make their way to the Semi-finals. Who will it be?
Lorenzo Sonego put on a great performance in his Quarter-final here in Sardegna, beating the very in form Yannick Hanfmann in 3 sets 3-6/7-6(6)/6-3. Sonego was down in the second set tiebreak and it looked as if it would be all over quite soon and he would be packing his bags onto the next tournament. However, the Italian maintained his composure and showed everyone that the match is not over until it is over. Sonego is a great talent, and one of the most underrated Italian players on the ATP Tour. Lorenzo Sonego will be determined to give it his all here as he will want to make his way to his home Final and show everyone that he is the real deal. Sonego will have to ensure he is at his best however as he meets a very tough opponent in Taylor Fritz.
Taylor Fritz cruised through another match here in Sardegna, beating the very experienced and always tough Aljaz Bedene in straight sets 6-3/6-4. Fritz is very solid in these conditions as he is able to get on top of the points early with his big serve, and when the ball does come back his way, he has the great footwork and speed which allows him to get involved in the long rallies. When it’s his turn to return, he also feels free to hit what he wants as he knows that he will more likely than not have success in his service games. Fritz will be confident, and he knows that he will still have to ensure he plays his best as he meets a player who is very motivated to win as he is playing in his home country, Lorenzo Sonego.
Taylor Fritz and Lorenzo Sonego have met 4 times before, with Taylor Fritz leading the head to head 3-1. This is going to be a very tight encounter as both players have played some strong tennis all week, but going off of their last performance, it is clear that Taylor Fritz is on top of his game here in Sardegna and he will want to keep this going. Lorenzo Sonego is definitely a solid opponent, and on his day he could win this, but he will be very worn out from his Quarter-final encounter. Taylor Fritz to win and make his way to the Semi-finals of the 2021 Sardegna Open.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Taylor Fritz to Win.