TennisSection previews the 2021 Toronto Open as Lorenzo Sonego takes on Ugo Humbert in the Round of 64 on Monday, August 9th, 2021.
Will Lorenzo Sonego follow up some good results as of late? Will Ugo Humbert be able to transfer his fast court skills over to the North American swing? This match-up will serve for an interesting one, where we have two young stars going head to head. Who will move on to the Round of 32 at the 2021 Toronto Open?
Lorenzo Sonego has had a breakthrough year, playing incredibly well at the 2021 Rome Open, defeating Dominic Thiem and playing an extremely close match vs. world number one Novak Djokovic. He has a great service, and a very versatile forehand. Although he’s faltered slightly in recent times, having lost in the 2nd round of the Olympics in a tight 3 sets vs. Nikoloz Basilashvili and a straight set loss to Roger Federer at Wimbledon, he’s a young guy, and it will be interesting to see how he’s able to recover mentally from those defeats in order to come back stronger and take out a player who is very much in form in Ugo Humbert at the 2021 Toronto Open.
Ugo Humbert has been in some serious form lately, winning Halle and barely bowing out to Nick Kyrgios in a very tight match at Wimbledon, then going on to lose in the Olympics to eventual silver medalist Karen Khachanov in the quarterfinals. We know how good he is on fast courts, but it will be interesting to see how he is able to transfer that skill set to the slower hard courts of the 2021 Toronto Open, where his opposition Lorenzo Sonego definitely thrives more, with a bigger game built around serving and attacking from the back of the court. Humbert will have to use his skills to try and throw Sonego off, using angles to get him moving and trying to focus on getting as many returns back into play as he can. It will most certainly be a tough one ahead of him at the 2021 Toronto Open.
Lorenzo Sonego and Ugo Humbert have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. It will be an interesting match up, as I definitely see Humbert throwing Sonego off with the type of games that they have, so it’ll definitely be interesting to see how those two styles correlate with one another. I suspect that if Sonego serves well though, then he’d be able to put a lot of pressure on Humbert and be able to get through. However, with two players who are rather close in level on the ATP Tour right now, anything can happen and I would not be surprised if it went Humbert’s way at all.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Ugo Humbert to win.
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