Italian 9th seed, Matteo Berrettini will be up against Federico Coria in the second round of the 2021 French Open. Berrettini is ranked 9th in the world while Coria is the World No.94.
|Tournament||French Open 2021|
|Match||Matteo Berrettini vs Federico Coria|
|Date||3rd June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$101,683 (INR 7,97,75,620 approx.)|
Matteo Berrettini vs Federico Coria: Preview
Italian star Matteo Berrettini has been one of the best Clay court players this season. He has won the Serbia Open and reached the Final of the Madrid Masters the very next week before losing to Alexander Zverev.
However in Paris, he looked a bit rusty in the first round. He thrashed Taro Daniel in the opening two sets but lost momentum and the third set to the Japanese, But he eventually closed out the match in 4 sets 6-0,6-4,4-6,6-4.
His opponent, Argentine Federico Coria has been in decent form on Clay too. He reached the quarter final of the Belgrade Open before losing to Novak Djokovic. In the first round at Paris, he got the better of Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez in straight sets 6-3,7-6(4),6-2.
Matteo Berrettini vs Federico Coria: Head-to-Head
This will be the second meeting between the duo. Berrettini leads the H2H 1-0. They last played at the Rome Masters last year where the Italian won in straight sets.
Matteo Berrettini vs Federico Coria: Prediction
Matteo Berrettini will start as the overwhelming favorite to win this match, both on paper and on current form. The Italian will once again rely on his ‘hammer’ forehand which has done wonders this season. Coria will hope for Berrettini to make unforced errors and if he does, the Argentine will have to step up his baseline game to cause any troubles. Expect the Italian to make it to the next round easily.
Prediction: Berrettini to win in straight sets.
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