Fourth seed Nikoloz Basilashvili will play his Semi-Final match at the Sardegna Open 2021 against Serbian Laslo Djere.
- Tournament: ATP Sardegna Open
- Match: Laslo Djere vs Nikoloz Basilashvili
- Round: Semi-Final
- Date: 10th April, 2021
- Prize Money: $23,998
- Venue: Cagliari, Italy
- Surface: Clay Court
Laslo Djere vs Nikoloz Basilashvili: Preview
Laslo Djere is a phenomenal Clay court player and showed his class in the Quarter-Final against Italian teen Lorenzo Musetti. In a cracking match, Djere got the better of Musetti in three sets 6-4,4-6,6-2.
In the initials rounds, he defeated Federico Gaio of Italy and sixth seed John Millman in straight sets. Djere has been moving very well this week and has made the best use of the conditions.
His opponent, Nikoloz Basilashvili is the 4th seed at the tournament. All of his previous matches have gone down the distance. He defeated Qaulifier Jozef Kovalik 3-6,6-1,6-3 in the second round. In the Quarter-Final, he met 5th seed Jan-Lennard Struff whom he defeated 7-5,4-6,6-3.
Laslo Djere vs Nikoloz Basilashvili: Head-to-Head
This will be the 4th meeting between the duo. The H2H stands 2-1 in the favor of Djere. All of their previous meetings have come on Clay courts.
Laslo Djere vs Nikoloz Basilashvili: Prediction
World No. 57 Djere won the Sardinia Open last year, not to be confused with this one-off Sardegna Open in Cagliari, and has two ATP titles to his name on this surface. He will have an upper hand going into the match.
Breaking a five-match losing streak in Doha, Basilashvili won five in a row to claim his fourth ATP title. One of those wins was against Roger Federer in the quarterfinals. He has won two matches in a row in Cagliari and but his streak can come to an unfortunate end against Djere. Expect the Serb to sail into the Finals.
Prediction: Djere to win in straight sets.
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