TennisSection previews the 2021 Parma Open as Yoshihito Nishioka (8) meets Sebastian Korda in the Quarter-finals on Thursday, May 27th 2021.
Will Yoshihito Nishioka be able to dominate yet another match here at the 2021 Parma Open as he looks to make his way to the Semi-finals? Will Sebastian Korda back up his win after knocking out the top seed, Lorenzo Sonego, as he looks to continue making a name for himself? Both players can win this match if they are playing at their highest level, but only one will make their way to the Semi-finals. Who will it be?
Yoshihito Nishioka dominated the young Italian, Lorenzo Musetti, in the Round of 16 in incredible fashion. Most people expected for that to either be a tight match, or a win by the up and coming Italian, however, Yoshihito Nishioka just was on another level. Nishioka was moving Musetti around the court so easily with his lefty game, and he is so fast around the court on clay that he knew that the inexperience of Musetti would draw him to the brick and mortar shots which Yoshihito expected. Yoshihito Nishioka now meets another player who caused an upset in Sebastian Korda, and he will have to be at his best if he wants to win.
Sebastian Korda shocked the on fire Italian, Lorenzo Sonego, in the Round of 16, beating the recent Rome Open Semi-finalist in straight sets 6-1/7-5. It seems that around the time Roland Garros comes around, Sebastian Korda raises his level. Korda was able to use his huge serve to get on top of the rallies early, and because of this, he was then able to play freely and without pressure in the return games, allowing him to break easily. Sebastian Korda will want to keep this form going as he now will know that he can win the title as the field is becoming less and less competitive, however, he will need to come through a tough Yoshihito Nishioka.
Yoshihito Nishioka and Sebastian Korda have never met before, with this being their first meeting on the ATP Tour. I expect for this to be a very tight match as Sebastian Korda is a hard hitting player with some speed around the court, not often seen for someone of his height, whilst Yoshihito Nishioka is a short player with incredible movement and a lefty game which allows him to keep opponents on their toes. Both players deserve to win after their performances in the Round of 16, however, I see Sebastian Korda having lots of success on his serve, and this will allow him to then put the pressure on Yoshihito in the return games.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Sebastian Korda to Win.