World No. 10 Matteo Berrettini is set to face World No 515 Ergi Kırkın in the First round of Antalya Open, 2021. Matteo Berrettini is a genuine top 10 player and one of the favorites to win this tournament. Ergi though is just starting out at this level, and must look to learn from each match.
- Date: 8th January, 2021
- Tournament: Antalya Open 2021
- Fixture: Matteo Berrettini vs Ergi Kırkın
- Venue: Antalya, Turkey
- Category: ATP 250
- Round: Round of 32(First round)
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
- Prize money: $445,531
Match Preview: Matteo Berrettini vs Ergi Kırkın
Matteo Berrettini is known for his serve and volley big power game, his deep forehand winners, and cannon of a serve. He burst onto the scene in 2017 and has won three ATP titles so far. His best Grand Slam finish so far has been reaching the 4 th round at Wimbledon.
Ergi Kırkın is relatively unknown at this level. But he does have a couple of ITF titles to his credit, which he won at the fag end of last year.
Head-to-Head : Matteo Berrettini vs Ergi Kırkın
These two players have never met before on the ATP tour.
Match Prediction: Matteo Berrettini vs Ergi Kırkın
Matteo Berrettini is 24 and just about entering his prime years. This tall Italian has the power game to upset bigger opponents on his day, but he does have a weak defensive game. Ergi who is fresh off two ITF title wins will hope local support will act in his favor. But it does look like a task too big for the young man from Turkey.
My prediction: A straight set win for Matteo Berrettini.