In an all-Italian third round clash at the French Open 2021, World No. 76 Lorenzo Musetti will be up against World No. 83 Marco Cechinato.
|Tournament||French Open 2021|
|Match||Lorenzo Musetti vs Marco Cecchinato|
|Date||5th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$136,787 (INR 1,00,04,396 approx.)|
Lorenzo Musetti vs Marco Cecchinato : Preview
Lorenzo Musetti continues his dream run in his French Open debut and also his first main draw of the Grand Slam. The 19-year old teenager reaches the 3rd round at the French Open 2021 with consecutive straight-set victories in both of his previous round matches.
Musetti has been on Clay for a long time this season having played both the ATP Tour tournaments and Challenger tournaments as well. So far his best result on Clay came at the ATP Lyon Open 2021 where he lost to eventual champion Stefanos Tsitsipas in 3-sets.
Marco Cecchinato reaches the 3rd round for the 3rd time in his career in his 8 French Open appearances. The 28-year old’s best result at the French Open came in 2018 when he made it till the semi-finals after defeating Novak Djokovic in 4-sets in the quarter-finals that year. He reaches the third round of the French Open 2021 on the back of consecutive 4-set victories in previous rounds.
Marco has been on Clay for nearly the entire season being on the surface since February and is currently in his 12th Clay tournament of the season. His best result came at the ATP Parma Open 2021 where he reached his only final of the season finishing as the runner-up.
Lorenzo Musetti vs Marco Cecchinato : Head to Head
This will be the first ever tour meeting between the two Italians, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Lorenzo Musetti vs Marco Cecchinato : Prediction
It will be a fierce battle between the two who will challenge each other to the last point. Cecchinato has already shown his fighting spirit after coming from a set down in the first round to win the next three.
Musetti has been clinical so far not needing an extra set to finish his match. The match can swing either way but looking at the previous results Musetti looks the one to continue in Paris after the match.
Prediction: Lorenzo Musetti to win in 5-sets in the 3rd round of the French Open 2021