Lorenzo Sonego vs Gilles Simon: Lorenzo Sonego, third seed at the Sardegna Open 2021 will face the Frenchman, Gilles Simon in the second round clash. The Italian is ranked 34th in the world, whereas, Simon is ranked on the 63rd spot.
- Tournament: ATP Sardegna Open 2021
- Match: Lorenzo Sonego vs Gilles Simon
- Round: 2nd Round
- Date: April 8, 2021
- Prize Money: $10,360
- Venue: Cagliari, Italy
- Surface: Outdoor Clay Court
Lorenzo Sonego vs Gilles Simon: Match Preview
Lorenzo Sonego received a bye in the first round by virtue of being the top seed. The Italian last played at the Miami Open 2021 where he lost in the fourth round to Stefanos Tsitsipas. Sonego, who reached the Vienna Open final last year, has failed to replicate his form this season, facing a couple of early round exits. However, his run in Miami would have given him the much-needed confidence heading into the clay court season.
Gilles Simon defeated Stefano Travaglia in the first round in a three set thriller. The Frenchman had to make a comeback after being a set down to stay alive in the tournament. Simon last played at the Montpellier Open, where he faced a first round exit, losing to Dennis Novak in three sets.
Lorenzo Sonego vs Gilles Simon: Head-to-Head
The duo have never played against each other before, and as a result, the head to head stands at 0-0.
Lorenzo Sonego vs Gilles Simon: Match Prediction
Lorenzo Sonego is the certain favorite to win the second round encounter by virtue of his superior ranking. However, Simon is an experienced campaigner and is a terrific player on clay-courts. The 36-year old will have the mental edge over the Italian, if the match does go on to three sets. The match is expected to be a three set affair, with Simon defeating the Italian to progress into the last 8.
Match Prediction: Gilles Simon to win in three sets