ATP Miami Open 2021: Lorenzo Musetti vs Benoit Paire-Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Teenage sensation Lorenzo Musetti will square off against 23rd seed Benoit Paire of France in the second round encounter of the Miami Open 2021.

Lorenzo Musetti and Benoit Paire
Lorenzo Musetti and Benoit Paire

Lorenzo Musetti will take on Benoit Paire in the Second round of the Miami Open 2021. Musetti is currently the World no.94 on the ATP rankings and Paire is the World no.33. 

Match Details

  • Tournament: ATP Miami Open 2021
  • Match:  Lorenzo Musetti vs Benoit Paire
  • Round: Second Round 
  • Date: 27th March, 2021
  • Prize Money: $16,000
  • Venue: Miami, Florida 
  • Surface: Outdoor Hard Court

Lorenzo Musetti vs Benoit Paire: Preview

Lorenzo Musetti
Lorenzo Musetti

Musetti announced himself to the World at the Acapulco Open where he reached the Semifinals. In the process Musetti, who is only nineteen, has also become the youngest player in the top 100. At the Acapulco open, Musetti’s best performance came in the Quarterfinals against fifth seed Grigor Dimitrov whom he beat in straight sets, 6-4 7-6. His journey in Acapulco was ended by top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who beat him 1-6 3-6.

His first round opponent was American Michael Mmoh. Musetti beat Mmoh 6-4 6-4. In the second round Musetti will take on Frenchman Benoit Paire. Paire has had a terrible season so far. His form on the court has been bad, and his activities off the court have been questionable too. On the court the last time he won a match on court was at the Cordoba Cup in February. 

Watch:  Lorenzo Musetti vs Michael Mmoh: Entertaining Moments! | Miami 2021 Highlights

Lorenzo Musetti vs Benoit Paire: Head-to-Head

 Benoit Paire
Benoit Paire

 Musetti and Paire haven’t met on the tour before, so the head to head stands at 0-0. 

 Lorenzo Musetti vs Benoit Paire: Prediction

Lorenzo Musetti
Lorenzo Musetti

Musetti has shown that he has the game to challenge top 40 players. His backhand is terrific and his serves are good. It’s hard to understand where Paire is with his game mentally. He has failed to win a single match in the last three tournaments that he has participated in. 

Match Prediction: Lorenzo Musetti will beat Benoit Paire in straight sets. 

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