French Open: Matteo Berrettini vs. Vasek Pospisil 9/29/20 Tennis Prediction
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Vasek Pospisil vs. Matteo Berrettini - 2020 French Open First Round
Tuesday, September 29 2020
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Matteo Berrettini meets Vasek Pospisil in the first round of the 2020 French Open on Tuesday, September 29th 2020. Will Pospisil cause another upset as he did to many at the US Open, or will Berrettini's incredible game tame the Canadian?
Vasek Pospisil had a very solid US Open campaign, beating the likes of Milos Raonic and Roberto Bautista Agut in matches where he was not the favourite to win. Pospisil's game flourishes on hard courts because of his big and powerful game, however, since the US Open he has not played on clay and he will have to ensure he has adapted his game enough to be able to compete here in the first round. Pospisil has to be on top of his game if he is to get anything out of Matteo Berrettini who has been in top form for the last month or so, and if he does not come prepared, he will be packing his bags quickly.
Matteo Berrettini has been extremely solid since the restart of tennis, making the quarterfinals of the 2020 US Open and the third round of the Rome Masters. Berrettini is continuously improving on his game and he can play solid tennis on all surfaces. Of course Berrettini will be dissapointed with his loss in Rome to Casper Ruud, however, he will definitely be more prepared here in Paris and he will come out to reach the later stages easily. Berrettini is a very solid mover, and on clay this is going to be a vital aspect of his game against someone like Vasek Pospisil.
This is going to be first meeting between both players and I expect this to be a Matteo Berrettini masterclass. Berrettini is the best player and he is a better player on clay by far. Pospisil and Berrettini have very similar games with powerful and precise serves and massive forehands, however, Berrettini is better adaptable to all surfaces, whilst Pospisil mainly flourishes on hard courts. I expect this to be tight sets, but I don't see the Italian losing one. I'll take Berrettini to win in straight sets.