TennisSection previews the 2021 Parma Open as Marco Cecchinato (WC) meets Norbert Gombos (LL) in the Quarter-finals on Thursday, May 27th 2021.
Will Norbert Gombos be able to cause yet another upset here at the 2021 Parma Open to shock everyone and make his way to the Semi-finals? Will Marco Cecchinato continue to impress here in his home country as he looks to prepare himself for Roland Garros next week? Both players have put on solid performances all week, but only one will make their way to the Semi-finals. Who will it be?
Norbert Gombos was able to upset one of the best clay courters of the year in Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the Round of 16 in 3 sets 6-3/6-7/6-2. Norbert Gombos got his revenge for his loss earlier this year to Albert Ramos-Vinolas, and he will now be very confident in his ability to make it far here at the 2021 Parma Open. However, he will also have to be quite critical of his game as he needs to improve if he wants to now beat the in form Italian, Marco Cecchinato, who can put on some incredible performances on clay once in a blue moon.
Marco Cecchinato has been getting his best tennis out this week here at the 2021 Parma Open, not having lost a set yet, and beating the always tough Aljaz Bedene in the Round of 16 in straight sets 7-5/6-2. Marco Cecchinato will want to ensure his game is at its best for Roland Garros next week as that tournament is a very important tournament for him as it was his best ever tournament result when he reached the Semi-finals in 2018, beating Novak Djokovic along the way. Marco can definitely ruffle some feathers on clay, but he needs to keep this momentum going by beating Norbert Gombos is he wants to continue doing so.
Marco Cecchinato and Norbert Gombos have met 2 times before, with the head to head tied at 1-1. They last met last year on the indoor hard courts of Paris, where Norbert Gombos won in straight sets 6-2/7-6. Marco Cecchinato is not a good player on hard courts and grass courts, but he is definitely strong on clay on his day. He has been playing well all week here, not having lost a set yet. On the other hand, Gombos has had to come through 2 tight matches which went to a third set. I see the Italian being able to get the win here and make his way to the Semi-finals of the 2021 Parma Open.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Marco Cecchinato to Win.