Italian Matteo Berrettini will be up against Botic van de Zandschulp in the second round of Wimbledon 2021. Berrettini is ranked 9th in the world while van de Zandschulp is the world no.139.
Matteo Berrettini vs Botic van de Zandschulp : Match Details
|Match||Matteo Berrettini vs Botic van de Zandschulp|
|Date||1st July, 2021|
|Venue||London, Great Britain|
Matteo Berrettini vs Botic van de Zandschulp: Preview
Seventh seed Matteo Berrettini is in the form of his life currently. After his amazing quarterfinal run at the French Open where he lost to Novak Djokovic, Berrettini went on to win the title at Queen’s Club beating the likes of Andy Murray, Dan Evans and Alex de Minaur. The Italian just dropped one set in the entire tournament, against Cameron Norrie in the final.
This week in Wimbledon, he beat Argentine Guido Pella in the first round in four sets 6-4,3-6,6-4,6-0. He was dominant throughout the match expect one service game in the second set which cost him.
As for his opponent, Botic van de Zandschulp, he did well to come out of the qualifying rounds, dropping just one set. In the first round, he defeated fellow qualifier Grégoire Barrère in four sets 6-2,6-7(4),6-1,7-6(3).
Matteo Berrettini vs Botic van de Zandschulp: Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting between the duo. The two haven’t met yet on tour and hence their H2H stands deadlock at 0-0.
Matteo Berrettini vs Botic van de Zandschulp: Prediction
Berrettini will go in as the overwhelming favorite to win the encounter. He has been in amazing form and is expected to go deep this fortnight at Wimbledon. His mega serve and hammer forehand will once again be the key to his success. Van de Zandschulp will have to play out of his skin to challenge the Italian. Expect Berrettini to cruise into the third round comfortably.
Prediction: Berrettini to win in straight sets.