In the 2nd round of the Cincinnati Masters, World No. 27 Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego will be up against American Tommy Paul who is World No. 56.
Lorenzo Sonego vs Tommy Paul: Match Details
- Tournament: Western & Southern Open 2021
- Match: Lorenzo Sonego vs Tommy Paul
- Round: Second Round
- Date: August 18, 2021
- Prize Money: $41,500
- Venue: Cincinnati, USA
- Surface: Outdoor Hard court
Lorenzo Sonego vs Tommy Paul: Preview
Lorenzo Sonego shows signs of improvement on Hardcourts as he looks more settled on the surface as compared to the last season where he failed to register a single win on the surface. After a 1st round exit from the 2021 Toronto Masters, the Italian won his first round clash in Cincinnati defeating Spanish teen sensation Carlos Alcaraz in straight-sets to advance ahead.
Tommy Paul battles to live another day as he wins the first round clash after entering the main-draw from the qualifiers. He had entered the main-draw of the 2021 Toronto Masters from the qualifiers as well and reached the 2nd round before bowing out. In Cincinnati, he defeated Chilean Cristian Garin in 3-sets in the first round to move into the 2nd round.
Lorenzo Sonego vs Tommy Paul: Head to Head
This will be the 2nd meeting between the duo having met previously in the 1st round of the 2021 Rotterdam Open played on indoor Hardcourts. Tommy won the match and leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Lorenzo Sonego vs Tommy Paul: Prediction
Sonego will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 44-39 and is 6-7 on the surface this season having gone 23-16 for the season across all surfaces. Paul will come into the tie with a career Hardcourt record of 122-72 and is 9-8 on the surface for the season with his all-surface record at 20-16 for this season.
While Paul has been a better player on the surface, Sonego has had maintained a better form this season. However, with Sonego’s inconsistency on the surface, the match will be quite balanced and can swing either way. Going by the ranking and overall season form, Sonego looks the favourite for the clash.
Prediction: Lorenzo Sonego to win in three sets.
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