TennisSection previews the 2021 Parma Open as Jaume Munar meets Marco Cecchinato (WC) in the Semi-finals on Friday, May 28th 2021.
Will Jaume Munar beat a big name for a 3rd time in a row as he looks to make his second ATP Tour Final of 2021 here at the 2021 Parma Open? Will Marco Cecchinato be able to get some incredible momentum going before Roland Garros next week? Both players can win this match if they are playing at their highest level, but only one will make their way to the Final of the 2021 Parma Open. Who will win?
Marco Cecchinato cruised through his Quarter-final match against Norbert Gombos, beating the Serbian in straight sets 6-3/6-1. Norbert Gombos was not able to keep up with the speed and pace of play from Marco Cecchinato, allowing the Italian to get on top of the rallies early in his service games, and then giving himself lots of freedom to return as he wanted. Marco Cecchinato has now won 3 matches in a row in an ATP Tour tournament and this is rarely seen from the Italian nowadays, and I am sure this will help him with his confidence and momentum going into Roland Garros next week. The Italian will know how close he is to the Final of the 2021 Parma Open but he knows he still needs to come through the tough Jaume Munar.
Jaume Munar also cruised through his match in the Quarter-finals, beating the very experienced Richard Gasquet in straight sets 6-1/6-1. Richard Gasquet just never seemed to get his rhythm going in the match and he did not have the stamina to keep up with the power coming from Jaume Munar’s side. Jaume Munar will want to keep this momentum going as he looks to make his second ATP Tour Final of the year, having reached the 2021 Andalucia Open Final over a month ago. However, Munar now meets a tough clay-court player when he is confident in Marco Cecchinato, and he will have to be at his best if he is to get anything going here at the 2021 Parma Open.
Jaume Munar and Marco Cecchinato have met 1 time before, with Jaume Munar leading the head to head 1-0. They met at the 2019 Cordoba Open where Jaume Munar won in 3 sets 6-3/3-6/6-1. It was a very tight match and I am sure that it will also be a similar situation here at the 2021 Parma Open. If this was 2018, I would have predicted Marco to take this win easily. However, we are in 2021 and Jaume Munar has gained a lot of experience on clay and he has so much raw power behind his shots. I think the Spaniard will get the best of the up and down Marco Cecchinato and make his way to the Final of the 2021 Parma Open.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Jaume Munar to Win.