Queen’s Club 2021: Matteo Berrettini vs Stefano Travaglia Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Cinch Championships

In an all-Italian encounter, top seed Matteo Berrettini will be up against Stefano Travaglia in the opening round of the Cinch Championships.

Matteo Berrettini vs Stefano Travaglia
Matteo Berrettini and Stefano Travaglia

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.

Match Details:

TournamentQueen’s Club Championship
MatchMatteo Berrettini vs Stefano Travaglia
RoundFirst Round
Date14th June, 2021
Prize Money$17,853 (INR 12,67,563)
VenueQueen’s Club, London
SurfaceGrass Court

Matteo Berrettini vs Stefano Travaglia: Preview

Matteo Berrettini
Matteo Berrettini

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

Stefano Travaglia
Stefano Travaglia

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

Matteo Berrettini
Matteo Berrettini

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

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