Top seed Daniel Evans will play his first match at the Sardegna Open 2021 against in-form Italian teen Lorenzo Musetti.
- Tournament: ATP Sardegna Open 2021
- Match: Daniel Evans vs Lorenzo Musetti
- Round: 2nd Round
- Date: April 7, 2021
- Prize Money: $10,360
- Venue: Cagliari, Italy
- Surface: Outdoor Clay Court
Daniel Evans vs Lorenzo Musetti: Preview
Top seed at Cagliari 2021, Daniel Evans will look to regain his lost form. After winning his maiden ATP title- The Murray River Open earlier this year, the Briton hasn’t been able to get past the opening rounds.
Despite seeded 12th and 19th in Dubai and Miami respectively, Evans lost in the opening round each time. He will step onto the red clay courts and will hope for a change in fortune.
His opponent, Italian teen sensation Lorenzo Musetti has been in stellar form this season. He has broken into the Top 100 after reaching the Final at Acapulco.
In Mexico, he came as a qualifier and defeated Schwartzman and Dimitrov before losing to Tsitsipas in the Final. Musetti is a good Clay court player and will look to make the most out of this tournament. He thrashed Dennis Novak 6-0,6-1 in the first round at Cagliari.
Daniel Evans vs Lorenzo Musetti: Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting between the duo. The two players haven’t met before and hence the H2H stands at 0-0.
Daniel Evans vs Lorenzo Musetti: Prediction
Their is a huge ranking difference between the duo. Evans is ranked 32nd in the World while Musetti has climbed upto 90th. But given on current form, Evans doesn’t seem to find his perfect spot to hit the ball.
On the Contrary, Musetti has made a buzz in the tennis world with his big upsets over much experienced opponents. And the Italian loves playing on Clay. Expect a good match and Musetti upsetting Evans.
Prediction: Musetti to win in three sets.