Lorenzo Sonego, seventh seed at the Montpellier Open will square off against the American, Sebastian Korda in the second round clash. Sonego is ranked 36th in the world, after his impressive performances in the 2020 season, whereas Korda is placed on the 92nd spot.
- Fixture: Lorenzo Sonego vs Sebastian Korda
- Date: 24th February 2021
- Tournament: Open Sud de France 2021
- Round: Second Round
- Venue: Montpellier, France
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: €5,500
Lorenzo Sonego vs Sebastian Korda: Match Preview
Lorenzo Sonego had to dig deep in his first round encounter as he battled past the Frenchman, Hugo Gaston in three sets. The Italian has not had the best start to the year as he has suffered a few early round exits in Australia. In the warm-up tournament prior to the Australian Open, Sonego lost in the first round to Jason Kubler. At the Australian Open, he suffered a heart-breaking loss to Feliciano Lopez in the second round as he was outlasted by the Spaniard in a five set encounter.
Sebastian Korda defeated the home favorite, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets in the first round. The young American started his 2021 season in amazing fashion as he lifted the Challenger Quimper Trophy. However, he was knocked out in the first round of the Challenger Biella, which took place last week.
Lorenzo Sonego vs Sebastian Korda: Head-to-Head
The duo have never faced each other before and their current head to head stands at 0-0.
Lorenzo Sonego vs Sebastian Korda: Match Prediction
There is not much to separate the two players ahead of their mouth-watering clash on Wednesday. Sonego is known to be a better player on hard courts and rose to prominence after he reached the finals of the Vienna Open last year, which included a win against Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals. However, Sebastian Korda has been taking huge leaps in his career and is certainly the player to watch out for in 2021. The second round match-up should be evenly contested, with Sonego edging out the American in a close three set affair.
Match Prediction: Lorenzo Sonego to defeat Sebastian Korda in three sets.