World No. 14 and the 13th seed Denis Shapovalov will be up against World No. 69 Stefano Travaglia who comes to the Rome Masters 2021 through a wildcard.
- Tournament: ATP Rome Masters 1000
- Match: Denis Shapovalov vs Stefano Travaglia
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 12th May, 2021
- Prize Money: € 18,000
- Venue: Rome, Italy
- Surface: Clay Court
Denis Shapovalov vs Stefano Travaglia : Preview
Denis Shapovalov has looked good in 2021 but is yet to reach a final this season. The young Canadian has a record of 9-9 this year with his best performance coming at the Dubai Open 2021 where he reached the semi-finals. He comes to Rome from from a R32 defeat at the Madrid Open 2021. He sets up this clash with a straight set victory in the first round.
Stefano Travaglia started the 2021 season by reaching the finals of the Great Ocean Road Open 2021 in Australia but has since then failed to reach the R16. He comes to Rome from a defeat in the 2nd Qualifying round at the Madrid Open 2021. He sets this tie with Denis after defeating Frenchman Benoit Paire in straight sets in the first round.
Denis Shapovalov vs Stefano Travaglia : Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between the two players, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Denis Shapovalov vs Stefano Travaglia : Prediction
Both the players have 50% win record on Clay this year. While Shapovalov has the same record overall this year as well, Stefano has lacked behind and is 7-9 this year which can give Denis a slight edge in their match.
Prediction: Denis Shapovalov to win in 3-sets.