Lorenzo Musetti and Yannick Hanfmann will square off against each other in the quarterfinals of the ATP Sardinia Open on Friday. Musetti has had a breakthrough clay court season so far, having made the last 16 at the Italian Open and following it up by a few good performances at Challenger events. Hanfmann, has not had his greatest clay court season so far as the German has failed to reach the latter stages of the tournament ever since he lost in the finals at the Kitzbuhel Open in Austria in early September.
- Fixture: Lorenzo Musetti and Yannick Hanfmann
- Tournament: Forte Village Sardegna Open
- Round: Quarterfinal
- Venue: Santa Margherita Di Pula, Italy
- Category: ATP 250 tournament
- Surface: Red Clay
- Time: 2:50 PM IST, 10:20 AM BST
Lorenzo Musetti vs Yannick Hanfmann: Match Preview
Lorenzo Musetti defeated the 8th seed, Pablo Cuevas in straight sets in Round 1 at Forte Village. In the 2nd round, he defeated fellow Italian Andrea Pellegrino in another straight sets to move into the quarterfinals. In his second round match, the Italian dropped just 3 games en-route to his win.
Yannick Hanfman defeated Salvatore Caruso in straight sets in Round 1 and followed it up by defeating the 3rd seed and tournament favourite, Casper Ruud in straight sets in Round 2. The German dropped just 2 games in his victory over Ruud to set up a quarterfinal clash with Lorenzo Musetti.
Lorenzo Musetti vs Yannick Hanfmann: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced against each other only once on Challenger tour. Their only meeting came at L’Aquila Challenger, this August where Hanfmann won in three sets and leads the head-to-head record 1-0.
Lorenzo Musetti vs Yannick Hanfmann: Match Prediction
Both the players have played some high quality tennis to reach the last 8, and are yet to drop a set in the tournament. However, the German, Yannik Hanfmann comes into the quarterfinal match as the favourite given his dominating win over the 3rd seed, Casper Ruud in the second round. The German has rediscovered his form at Forte Village after a few disappointing tournaments. The match is expected to be decided by a 3rd set as it was the case when they met a few months back at the L’Aquila Challenger.
Match Prediction: Yannick Hanfmann to defeat Lorenzo Musetti in 3 sets.