Top seed Matteo Berrettini will go up against his compatriot, Stefano Travaglia, in the opening round of the main draw at the prestigious Queen’s Club in West Kensington, London.
|Tournament||Queen’s Club Championship|
|Match||Matteo Berrettini vs Stefano Travaglia|
|Date||14th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$17,853 (INR 12,67,563)|
|Venue||Queen’s Club, London|
Matteo Berrettini vs Stefano Travaglia: Preview
Matteo Berrettini has kick-started 2021 in fine fashion with 2 clay court finals to his name. He was crowned champion at the Serbia Open after beating Aslan Karatsev, a player who has progressed rapidly over the past year. Having said that, the grass at the Queen’s Club will offer a fresh set of challenges to all players.
Will Berrettini continue his good form? It does seem highly likely as grass courts suit Berrettini’s hard-hitting game.
Stefano Travaglia has endured a tough clay-court season. He found it hard to make it past the first round at most of the previous tournaments on hard courts and clay. As the grass-court season gets underway, he will hope for a change of fortune.
Matteo Berrettini vs Stefano Travaglia: Head-to-Head
Berrettini and Travaglia have faced each other just once in an ATP tournament. The meeting took place last year on a hard court. Berrettini won the match in straight sets, though both sets went the distance.
Matteo Berrettini vs Stefano Travaglia: Prediction
This will be the first match for both players on a grass court this season. Berrettini will welcome the change as the pace of the grass will definitely enhance his game. With a potent serve, monstrous groundstrokes and fine touch at the net, I tip him to have a great grass-court season!
Stefano Travaglia, having stacked up more career matches than Berrettini, will have to rely on his experience to snatch a victory over his Davis Cup teammate. All the indicators point to an easy victory for Matteo Berrettini.
Prediction: Matteo Berrettini to win in straight sets