In the opening round at the ATP Lyon Open 2021, American and World No. 55 Tommy Paul will be up against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who is the World No. 62.
Match Details :
|Tournament||ATP Lyon Open 2021|
|Match||Tommy Paul vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga|
|Date||18th May, 2021|
Tommy Paul vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga : Preview
Tommy Paul has not made a good start to the 2021 season. The 23-year old American has been the early exit makers at the tournaments with his best run coming at the Rotterdam Open 2021 where he reached the quarter-finals. That remains his only 2nd Round of 16 qualification, getting knocked out before the final-16.
He comes to Lyon from a first round defeat at the Rome Masters 2021 after winning both of his qualifying rounds to enter the main draw, but was knocked out in the first round itself.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will play his 2nd Clay tournament of the year at the Lyon Open 2021. The 35-year old Frenchman has been struggling since his injuries in 2019 and has not found his previous form yet. The former World No. 5 missed the entire 2020 season after featuring at the 2020 Australian Open due to injuries and is making his comeback this year.
Playing in his 5th tournament of the season, Tsonga’s best finish has been his Round of 16 at the Marseille Open 2021. He returns home from the Barcelona Open 2021 where he faced defeat in the first round in straight sets.
Tommy Paul vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga : Head to Head
This will be the first ever meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Tommy Paul vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga : Prediction
Tsonga has struggle to find his old form which helped him to his 18 career titles. The Frenchman will be looking to take the game deep and use his experience over the upcoming American, who will be looking to wrap up the game quickly.
Prediction: Tommy Paul to win in straight sets in the opening round of the ATP Lyon Open 2021.