TennisSection previews the 2023 Lyon Open final match featuring Arthur Fils vs. Francisco Cerundolo on Saturday, May 27, 2023.
Fils vs Cerundolo Match Details
Where is the match taking place: Arthur Fils vs. Francisco Cerundolo will take place at the Vélodrome Georges Prévéral in Lyon, France, for the 2023 Lyon Open.
What is the start time: Arthur Fils vs. Francisco Cerundolo will start at 2:30 pm local time (1:30 pm UK time)
How can I watch: The match will be telecast live on TennisTV.com.
Fils vs Cerundolo Head-to-Head
Francisco Cerundolo and Arthur Fils have not played each other on the ATP scene. This championship match at the Lyon Open will be their first official meeting.
Fils vs Cerundolo Prediction
Arthur Fils defeated Brandon Nakashima in an absolute cracker in the semifinals. Fils came through in a final set tiebreak in spite of spurning a match point at 5-4 in the decider. His victory was greeted by a raucous home crowd who pushed him all the way even while he battled nerves and cramps towards the closing stages of a near three-hour dogfight. He’ll take on the fourth seed Francisco Cerundolo whose afternoon was devoid of any drama as he brushed aside defending champion Cameron Norrie 6-3, 6-0 in an hour and 13 minutes. The match was one-way traffic with Cerundolo dictating the pace and rallies from the get-go and breaking Norrie’s serve five times from a whopping 14 opportunities. The Argentine will be the overwhelming favorite to win his first title of the season. Fils is guaranteed a place inside the top 100, and while he’s got bags of talent, it’s unchartered territory playing his first ATP final against a Tour-level regular. Cerundolo is tried and tested and not to mention how cushy his straight sets beatdown of Norrie was. Fils will get his moment no doubt, but Saturday most likely will be Cerundolo’s.
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