In the opening round clash at the Emilia-Romagna Open 2021, World No. 76 Stefano Travaglia will be up against World No. 53 and the 6th seeded Tommy Paul.
|Tournament||Emilia-Romagna Open 2021|
|Match||Stefano Travaglia vs Tommy Paul|
|Date||23rd May, 2021|
Stefano Travaglia vs Tommy Paul : Preview
Stefano Travaglia started well in January but could not continue his form making early exits at the tournaments. He is yet to go beyond the Round of 32 since January where he reached the quarter-finals at the Antalya Open 2021 and followed it up with season best result at the Grant Ocean Road Open 2021 where he was the runner-up.
The Italian returns to his country for the Parma Open from the ATP Geneva Open 2021 where he was knocked out in the first round after retiring in the second set due to an injury.
Tommy Paul has been in a similar form like Stefano and has made early exits in most of his tournament appearances. His best result so far has been his quarter-final qualification at the Rotterdam Open 2021. However, since then he is yet to go past the Round of 16 stage.
The American travels to Parma from the ATP Lyon Open 2021 where he was defeated in the Round of 16 by finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight set.
Stefano Travaglia vs Tommy Paul : Head to Head
The duo have met just once on the tour with the meeting taking place at the 2020 Astana Open where the American emerged victorious in straight sets. Tommy Paul leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Stefano Travaglia vs Tommy Paul : Prediction
While Paul has 5-5 record on Clay for the season, Stefano is 4-6, his worst record so far in his career. In the entire season, both the players have lost more than 50% of their matches. Tommy remains favourite however as he has slight better record on Clay and also Stefano was out injured so his recovery and complete fitness will be a question for his team.
Prediction: Tommy Paul to win in 3-sets.