World No.75, Stefano Travaglia from Italy will be facing Finnish, Emil Ruusuvuori in a second round clash at the ATP Antalya Open 2021. Travaglia was trailing by a set in his first round clash but soon turned things around in his favor to set up a match with Ruusuvuori who had a comfortable victory in his opener against Czech Republican, Vesely.
- Date: 9th January, 2021
- Tournament: Antalya Open 2021
- Fixture: Stefano Travaglia vs Emil Ruusuvuori
- Venue: Antalya, Turkey
- Category: ATP 250
- Round: Round of 16(Second round)
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
- Prize money: €5,700
Stefano Travaglia vs Emil Ruusuvuori: Match Preview
Travaglia’s last competitive match was at the ATP Masters 1000 Paris which he lost against young and talented Alex De Minaur. In 2020, the World No.75 registered his best career win against compatriot Fabio Fognini in the first round of the US Open. In the opening match of the Antalya Open 2021, Travaglia struggle to claim the first set however, fought back from a sets deficit to end his encounter with Croatian, Kecmanovic.
Finnish player, Ruusuvuori had an easy victory in his opening match of the Antalya Open 2021 against Vesely, finishing the battle in straight sets. Ruusuvuori made it to the second round of a Grand Slam twice last year. First at the US Open followed by the French Open. The Finnish player also made it to his first semi-finals of an ATP Tour last year at Nur Sultan.
Stefano Travaglia vs Emil Ruusuvuori: Head to head
This is the first time that the pair will be facing each other on tour. The winner of their clash tomorrow will give their head to head a new beginning.
Stefano Travaglia vs Emil Ruusuvuori: Prediction
Both the players had a similar experience in their first round matches however, Travaglia had to battle it out in three sets where as Ruusuvuori could manage to end things in straight sets itself. Given that fact, Emil Ruusuvuori seems to have the edge over Travaglia in their first ever encounter at the ATP Antalya 2021. The match is scheduled for tomorrow, January 9th.
Match Prediction: Emil Ruusuvuori in three sets.