Federico Delbonis vs. Danilo Petrovic - 2020 Sardinia Open Quarterfinal
Friday October 16th, 2020 / 9:00am EST
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Federico Delbonis of Argentina faces Serbian Danilo Petrovic in the Quarterfinals of the 2020 Sardinia Open. The match will take place on Friday October 16th, 2020. This is not a Quarterfinal that many people would have predicted with both players causing upsets to get to this point. This will be an interesting clash between two lesser-known players, who will come out on top and reach the Semifinals?
Danilo Petrovic is not a household name and is ranked #166 in the world. He doesn't have much experience at this level and has mainly played on the Futures and Challenger Tours up to this point. However he has some impressive wins in his young career, most notably over Alexander Zverev at the 2020 Adria Tour so he cannot be discounted. He actually is a lucky loser here in Sardinia, gaining a Main Draw after losing in Qualifying when Fabio Fognini pulled out. He has taken full advantage of his good fortune and will be hoping for that to continue. He will be full of confidence after his upset over Roberto Carballes Baena and will be aiming to reach his first tour level Semifinal.
Federico Delbonis is the higher ranked player in this matchup and will be hoping to use his experience to reach the Semifinals. He had an impressive win over Pablo Andujar in the Round of 16 and will be backing himself to go all the way here. He has three top-10 wins in his career but none have been recent. In fact, he has had quite a miserable year up to this point so will be hoping to make up for that here. He has a big serve and his powerful lefty forehand can cause numerous issues for opponents if he is timing the ball well. However he can be very erratic which could be dangerous against the consistency of Petrovic.
I predict that Federico Delbonis will win this match. As mentioned above he can be very erratic but he seems to have found some form here and if he is on he will be too powerful for the Serbian to handle. I wouldn't be surprised if this went the distance but the smart money here is on the Argentinian veteran. Delbonis to win.