Federico Coria vs. Matteo Berrettini - 2020 Rome Open Second Round
Wednesday, September 16 2020
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The powerhouse which is Matteo Berrettini meets Federico Coria in the second round of the 2020 Rome Open on Wednesday, September 16th 2020. Will Berrettini power his way through to the third round, or will Coria provide a shocking upset?
Federico Coria recently upset Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round, beating the big serving German in straight sets and booking his spot in the second round. Coria is a good player but he is more of a challenger level and ATP 250 level player. Coria will have to find something extra in his game if he is to manage to come through this match in my opinion, but I am sure he will be filled with confidence as he was not the favourite in his first round match either. Coria might be looking to exploit all the aspects of the clay game as Berrettini has not played on clay in 2 months.
Matteo Berrettini has been superb over the last two weeks, reaching the US Open fourth round only to lose to Andrey Rublev. Rublev was on fire and you cannot blame Berrettini for losing that match. Berrettini seems determined to finish last this year in a better position than he did last year and he will want to get a solid victory under his belt here in Rome, especially with him being Italian, to get his clay court season underway. Berrettini loves playing on clay and he will definitely come out here focused on the task at hand and wanting to win.
This is going to be the first meeting between both players and it is going to be a one-way encounter in my opinion. Berrettini is the much better player and is extremely determined to put on a show here in Rome, even without the fans. Coria has already provided us with an upset and might be riding on that high, but his game is not suited to handle Berrettini. Matteo Berrettini has an incredible serve and a superb forehand which will push Coria around the court and book him a spot in the second round of the Rome Open.