TennisSection previews the 2021 Indian Wells Open as Lorenzo Musetti takes on Ramos-Vinolas in the Round of 128 on Friday October 8th, 2021.
Will Lorenzo Musetti move on? Will Ramos-Vinolas pull off the upset? This will be an interesting one, where we have one of the youngster promises in action against a tough opponent. Who will win move on to the Round of 64 at the 2021 Indian Wells Open?
Lorenzo Musetti has had a great year, considering that he doesn’t really have any years to go off of. He’s been playing some great tennis, and while he certainly has some flaws to work out, he’s been working hard and improving. His skills will be put to the test as he comes up against Albert Ramos-Vinolas, while he is normally a clay-court player, much like Musetti, his skills can transfer over to the hard courts well. Ramos-Vinolas is a player who likes to make a lot of balls, and I actually think this is a great matchup for Musetti, as he also likes to make a lot of balls, however, he incorporates many aggressive elements into his game as well which you need for hard courts. Let’s see if Musetti can show off his talents and move on here at the 2021 Indian Wells Open.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas hasn’t had a great year outside of the clay. He’s been playing some challengers, and with not too much match practice and a bad matchup against Lorenzo Musetti in the first round, it will be a tough one for him to move through here. In order to take him out, he will have to rip some backhands down the line as much as possible, against Musetti, that’s the best strategy you can use, as Musetti’s forehand is weaker than his backhand, especially on defense. If Ramos-Vinolas can attack him that way, then I suspect he can grab a lot of points. Still though, he’s generally outmatched, and he is definitely in worse form than his opponent as well. Let’s see if he can push Musetti at all for a spot in the Round of 64 at the 2021 Indian Wells Open.
Lorenzo Musetti and Albert Ramos-Vinolas have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. It’s a good matchup for Musetti, as they both make a lot of balls, it’s mostly up to who can take the initiative, and that is Musetti for sure. He is faster and has lots of power that he can use to pull Ramos-Vinolas off the court and finish points quickly. Musetti is a player with great touch and finesse, and if he is able to utilize all of that against Ramos-Vinolas, I have no doubts he’ll win. However, Musetti is not too consistent, so I do expect him to encounter some turbulence, let’s see if he can get through that and move on to the next round at the 2021 Indian Wells Open.
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