In the final at the Emilia-Romagna Open 2021, World No. 104 Sebastian Korda will be up against World No. 104 Marco Cecchinato.
|Tournament||Emilia-Romagna Open 2021|
|Match||Sebastian Korda vs Marco Cecchinato|
|Date||29th May, 2021|
|Prize Money||Winner – €47,080 Runner-Up – €33,760|
Sebastian Korda vs Marco Cecchinato : Preview
Sebastian Korda continues his best run on Clay this season as he cruises into the finals of the Emilia-Romagna Open 2021 defeating fellow American Tommy Paul in straight-sets with the scoreboard reading 6-3, 6-3.
He reaches the finals on the back of 4 consecutive straight-set wins which includes his second round win over top-seeded Lorenzo Sonego. This will be his 3rd final with 1 each on ATP as well as Challenger level having won at Challenger, will look to get his 1st title of the season on the ATP tour as well.
Marco Cecchinato finally reaches a final on Clay after having played on the surface for nearly 5 months. Due to his low rank he often entered the tournaments in the qualifying rounds and made early exits there but his week in Parma has been his best run so far this season.
Marco entered the tournament directly into the main draw and reached the semi-finals without dropping a set. He defeated Spanish player Jaume Munar 7-6, 1-6, 6-1 in 2hours and 41minutes to enter his first final of the season.
Sebastian Korda vs Marco Cecchinato : Head to Head
This will be their first ever tour meeting, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Sebastian Korda vs Marco Cecchinato : Prediction
Marco is 18-10 on Clay for the season and looks in sensational form as he displayed in his semi-final performance that nearly went for 3hours. The Italian has preferred playing on the soil for most of his season and will try using his decade long experience to win the title in Parma.
Sebastian’s win takes him to 5-4 on Clay for the season and despite playing lesser games he looks the favourite of the two to win the match as Marco can be expected to come a bit tired after his long semi-final battle. Sebastian would also look to play to his strengths as it has been a intense week for the Italian.
Prediction: Sebastian Korda to win in 3-sets.