In the opening round of the Wimbledon 2021, World No. 18 and the 14th seeded Hubert Hurkacz will be up against World No. 58 Lorenzo Musetti.
Lorenzo Musetti vs Hubert Hurkacz : Match Details
|Match||Lorenzo Musetti vs Hubert Hurkacz|
|Date||28th June, 2021|
|Venue||Wimbledon, Great Britain|
Lorenzo Musetti vs Hubert Hurkacz : Preview
Lorenzo Musetti will be playing his first ever Wimbledon tournament when he takes the court against Hubert. He made his Grand Slam debut at the French Open 2021 where he was defeated by Novak Djokovic in the 4th round after having taken a 2-0 set lead over the World No. 1. He had to however retire in the 5th set due to an injury when he was trailing 0-4.
Musetti has been one of the busiest player on the tour this year, playing the Challenger tournaments as well. He has however not played any tournament since his French Open exit and will be playing his first ever Grass tournament of his career at the Wimbledon 2021.
Hubert Hurkacz will be playing in his 3rd Wimbledon tournament this year after having made his debut at the 2018 Wimbledon where he defeated in the 1st round after coming through the qualifying rounds. He was defeated in the 2019 Wimbledon by Novak Djokovic in the 3rd round who went on to successfully defend his 2018 title, beating Roger Federer in the finals.
Hurkacz has seen a sudden drop in his performances after his title at the 2021 Miami Masters. He won just 1 match on Clay in the 4 tournaments he played on the surface after having won his opening round clash at the Monte Carlo Masters 2021. He is win-less in his last 6 matches which include his first round exits at the Grass tournaments in Stuttgart and Halle.
Lorenzo Musetti vs Hubert Hurkacz : Head to Head
This will be the 2nd meeting between the duo and first on Grass. They met for the first time on the tour at the 2021 Rome Masters where Hubert had to retire mid-match in the 2nd set of their 1st round clash. Lorenzo Musetti leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Lorenzo Musetti vs Hubert Hurkacz : Prediction
Musetti will be playing on Grass for the first time in his career since turning Pro so it will be interesting to see how the 19-year old Italian copes on the surface. He is currently 30-16 for the season which includes his Challenger matches as well and will be watched carefully as he makes his debut at the prestigious All-England Club.
Hubert Hurkacz will take the court with a career Grass record of 6-10 and an overall season record of 15-11 across all surfaces. He has been struggling for a long time since the start of Clay season and fans will be curious to see how the Polish star treads on the surface. He will however be the favourite only due to his seedings but the match can be expected to be a thriller going into the 5th set.
Prediction: Hubert Hurkacz to win in 5-sets.