In the opening round clash at the French Open 2021, World No. 28 and the 26th seed Lorenzo Sonego will be up against World No. 50 Lloyd Harris.
|Tournament||French Open 2021|
|Match||Lorenzo Sonego vs Lloyd Harris|
|Date||31st May, 2021|
|Prize Money||$72,630 (INR 52,75,625 approx.)|
Lorenzo Sonego vs Lloyd Harris : Preview
Lorenzo Sonego will make his 4th appearance at the Roland Garros when he takes the court on Monday at the French Open 2021. His 4th round run at the 2020 French Open remains his best result so far in his 3 tournaments. The Italian will come into the match with a 4-3 record at the tournament.
Sonego will play in his 5th tournament of the season on Clay this season and has been in amazing form. He started with a title in homeland at the Cagliari Open 2021 and later also reached the semi-finals at the Rome Masters 2021.
Lloyd Harris enters his 4th French Open tournament and will be looking to go past the 2nd round, a hurdle he has been facing since the past 2 season after winning his first round. Of the 5 matches he has played at the Grand Slam, he has won 2 and faced defeat in 3.
This will just be his 4th Clay tournament of the season and has failed to go past the 2nd round in his previous 3 tournaments on Clay which has been a bit disappointing as the South African looked great in the Hardcourt tournaments, especially the Dubai Open 2021 where he finished as the runner-up after starting from the qualifying rounds.
Lorenzo Sonego vs Lloyd Harris : Head to Head
This will be the 1st meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Lorenzo Sonego vs Lloyd Harris : Prediction
Sonego comes in with good record of 9-3 on Clay for the season and looks the favourite to win the clash against the struggling Harris who has 1-3 record on the soil for the season. While Sonego has been a good player on the Clay across his career, Harris has struggled and would need to play his best to beat the Italian.
Prediction: Lorenzo Sonego to win in straight-sets in the first round of the French Open 2021.