Gilles Simon vs. Lorenzo Sonego - 2021 Sardegna Open Second Round
Wednesday, April 7th 2021
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Lorenzo Sonego (3) meets Gilles Simon in the second round of the 2021 Sardegna Open on Wednesday, April 7th 2021.
Will Gilles Simon come out here and show us some of his amazing tennis skills which we all know he has in stock, or will Lorenzo Sonego put on a great show for the Italian fans watching and show them that he is one of the best Italians on the ATP Tour at the moment?
Lorenzo Sonego is coming off a very strong week in Miami, making it to the fourth round only to lose to the No.2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. Sonego has showed us over the last year that although he is Italian and was raised on clay-courts, his game is adaptable to hard-courts. Sonego will still be glad to be back on the clay-courts in Sardegna, and he will be ready to show all of his fellow Italian fans that he is here to give it his all and try and win the title.
Gilles Simon put on a solid comeback performance in the first round, beating the local Italian Stefano Travaglia in 3 sets 1-6/6-3/6-4. Simon was very composed in the tight moments in the second set, finally getting ahead in the match and then he just rode the momentum all the way to the finish line as Travaglia pushed hard to get back into the match. Simon has a lot of experience on the ATP Tour, but he is nowhere near where he used to be.
This is going to be the first meeting between both players, and it is definitely going to be a battle in the second round. Both players, when on top of their game, can win this one with their eyes closed. However, going off of recent performances, I will have to back the young Italian, Lorenzo Sonego to get the better of Gilles Simon in this second round match. Sonego has great talent, and he can definitely make his way higher up the ATP rankings this year if he continues to improve his game. Lorenzo Sonego to win and make his way to the quarter finals.