TennisSection previews the 2021 Wimbledon Championships as Hubert Hurkacz (14) meets Lorenzo Musetti in the Round of 128 on Tuesday, June 29th 2021.
Will Lorenzo Musetti put on another great run at his second Grand Slam tournament as he did earlier in the month at the French Open? Will Hubert Hurkacz finally show us the same form which won him the Miami Masters earlier this year? Both players can win this match if they are at their best, but only one will make their way to the Round of 64 of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. Who will it be?
Lorenzo Musetti has only ever played in one Grand Slam tournament, the 2021 French Open, but he put on an amazing run there. Lorenzo Musetti made it to the Round of 16 and was 2-0 up against Novak Djokovic in that match. Lorenzo will be still riding the high of his performances there in Paris, but he will also know that he needs to put in the hard work to ensure he can compete here at Wimbledon. Lorenzo Musetti has a tough start to the draw here, meeting Hubert Hurkacz right from the start, but I am sure he will give it his best with his flamboyant style of play.
Hubert Hurkacz has not really found much success on grass this year, going 0-2 in his Singles matches. You would expect for Hubert to have some success on this surface due to his big serve and big forehand, but he will need to raise his level here at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships if he wants to get anything under his belt. Hubert meets Lorenzo Musetti in his first match and this won’t be an easy one, therefore his first serve percentage needs to be very high in order for him to get on top of points early and aim to dictate the match.
Hubert Hurkacz and Lorenzo Musetti have met 1 time, with Lorenzo Musetti leading the head to head 1-0. They met earlier this year at the Rome Masters where Musetti won 6-4/2-0 as Hurkacz retired with an injury. I think that this is going to be a tight match, as usually I would think Musetti would win. However, Lorenzo has not had much time on grass to prepare, whilst Hurkacz has played a lot of doubles to prepare himself for Wimbledon. Therefore, I think that Hurkacz will be better prepared for the surface and for this opening match at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
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