ATP Lyon Open 2021: Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Lorenzo Musetti – Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

In a clash of youngsters, Candaian Felix Auger-Aliassime will be up against Italian Lorenzo Musetti in what will be their 2nd meeting within a month.

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Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Lorenzo Musetti to battle at the Lyon Open 2021
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Lorenzo Musetti

In the opening round at the ATP Lyon Open 2021, World No. 21 and the 7th seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime will be up against World No. 83 Lorenzo Musetti.

Match Details :

TournamentATP Lyon Open 2021
MatchFelix Auger-Aliassime vs Lorenzo Musetti
RoundFirst Round
Date17th May, 2021
Prize Money€5,415
VenueLyon, France
SurfaceClay Court

Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Lorenzo Musetti : Preview

Felix Auger-Aliassime
Felix Auger-Aliassime

20-year old Felix Auger-Aliassime has been very promising this season. He started 2021 reaching the finals of the Murray River Open 2021. Since then he is yet to reach another semi-final but has been very impressive in the tournaments playing against more experienced players. His best run on Clay came at the Barcelona Open 2021 where he made it till the quarter-finals.

He has since then been unable to repeat his feat and faced a first round defeat in the Madrid Masters. He comes to Lyon from Rome Masters where he lost in the Round of 16.

19-year old Lorenzo Musetti has been highly successful at the Challenger level and is trying to repeat his feats on the Main Tour. He made it till the semi-finals at the Acapulco Open 2021 but has not been able to reach another semis since.

His best Clay tournament run came in his homeland at the Cagliari Open 2021 in Italy where he reached the quarter-finals. He comes to Lyon from a Round of 32 defeat at the Rome Masters.

Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Lorenzo Musetti : Head to Head

Lorenzo Musetti
Lorenzo Musetti

The duo have met just once on the tour, with the meeting takin place in the Round of 32 of the Barcelona Open 2021 where Felix emerged victorious in 3-sets. Felix Auger-Aliassime leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.

Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Lorenzo Musetti : Prediction

Felix Auger-Aliassime
Felix Auger-Aliassime

Clay has been the most suited court of Musetti who has played his maximum games on the soil. He is 10-8 for the season on Clay whereas Felix is 4-4. With both the players meeting each other hardly a month ago, both will come well prepared into the tie about their strategies. Musetti will however be looking to revenge the Barcelona defeat and level their tie.

Prediction: Felix Auger-Aliassime to win in 3-sets in the opening round clash at the ATP Lyon Open 2021.

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