TennisSection previews the 2021 French Open as Matteo Berrettini (9) meets Taro Daniel (Q) in the Round of 128 on Tuesday, June 1st 2021.
Will Taro Daniel be able to beat the in form Italian in the Round of 128 at Roland Garros and shock many fans? Will Matteo Berrettini come out here ready to continue performing at a high level as he has done over the last month on clay courts? Both players will want to give it their best effort in this Round of 128 match at the 2021 French Open, but only one will make their way to the Round of 64. Who will it be?
Taro Daniel was able to come through a tough qualifying draw, beating the likes of Paolo Lorenzi and Sergiy Stakhovsky with some tight matches and booking a spot in the main draw of Roland Garros. Taro Daniekl, however, will be quite disappointed with who he has been setup to face in his first match here at Roland Garros, Matteo Berrettini. Taro is nowhere near the level of Matteo Berrettini, and he will have to raise his level drastically to even stand a chance against the Italian who has been in great form on the clay courts over the last month. Will Taro Daniel shock us all and cause the upset to make his way to the Round of 64 here at the 2021 French Open?
Matteo Berrettini will want to continue his strong run of form on clay, after he made his maiden Masters 1000 Final in Madrid. Matteo Berrettini is finding his feet on clay and this is very good because he is going to be able to compete in these bigger tournaments in the late stages. With already a clay title under his belt this year, a Final of a Masters 1000, and a strong run in Rome even though he lost as he was tired form his week in Madrid before, I am sure Matteo is going to continue making a name for himself, Italian tennis, and rise up the rankings. Can he come out strongly in this first match here at Roland Garros against Taro Daniel?
Matteo Berrettini and Taro Daniel have met 2 times before, with the head to head tied 1-1. They recently met just over a month ago in Serbia where Berrettini won in 3 sets 6-1/6-7/6-0 I expect for this to be a strong performance by the Italian as he wants to keep building on this momentum, and wasting time in the Round of 128 at the 2021 French Open is not something he wants to do. Taro Daniel is strong on his day, but he is also a qualifier who at this moment is not where he needs to be to beat someone of the calibre of Matteo Berrettini. Matteo Berrettini will win this Round of 128 match at Roland Garros in straight sets in convincing fashion and get himself into the Round of 64.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Matteo Berrettini in 3 Sets.