In the opening round at the ATP Rome Masters 2021, World No. 33 Lorenzo Sonego will take on World No. 15 and the 14th seeded Gael Monfils.
- Tournament: ATP Rome Masters 1000
- Match: Lorenzo Sonego vs Gael Monfils
- Round: First Round
- Date: 9th May, 2021
- Prize Money: € 12,000
- Venue: Rome, Italy
- Surface: Clay Court
Lorenzo Sonego vs Gael Monfils : Preview
Lorenzo Sonego has made a great start to the 2021 season with his consistent performances throughout. The Italian has however been on a different game level since the start of Clay season winning both the Singles and Doubles event in his homeland at the Cagliari Open 2021. He comes to Rome from Monaco where he lost out to Alexander Zverev in the R32.
Gael Monfils is back on the tour after nearly 3 months out of action due to injuries and will play the 3rd tournament of the season and his first on Clay in 2021. The French star last played at the 2021 Australian Open where he lost in a crunchy 5-setter in the first round. Monfils, seeded 14th will have all eyes on him as he makes his comeback in Italy.
Lorenzo Sonego vs Gael Monfils : Head to Head
The duo have met just once on the tour with the meeting taking place at the Shanghai Masters 2019 where Sonego emerged victorious in their first round clash in 3-sets. Lorenzo Sonego leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Lorenzo Sonego vs Gael Monfils : Prediction
Monfils making his comeback and straight on the Clay can be an advantage point for Sonego who is in sublime form in his 3 Clay appearances this season. Sonego will look to carry his confidence from the Cagliari Open and extend his lead over Monfils in their upcoming clash.
Prediction: Lorenzo Sonego to win in straight sets.