Lorenzo Musetti vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime - 2021 Barcelona Open Second Round
Wednesday, April 21st 2021
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Felix Auger-Aliassime (10) meets Lorenzo Musetti (WC) in the second round of the 2021 Barcelona Open on Wednesday, April 21st 2021.
Will Lorenzo Musetti cause the upset here and continue to shine in his 2021 season as he looks to keep up with his fellow Italians, or will Felix Auger-Aliassime get his first win with Toni Nadal as his coach?
Lorenzo Musetti was able to beat the very experienced and always tough Feliciano Lopez in the first round, beating him in straight sets 6-4/6-3 without ever being in a position where he was potentially on the back foot. Lorenzo Musetti is definitely a star for the future and he is making his name on the ATP Tour in 2021 in the hopes of laying the foundation for better seasons in the future. Lorenzo Musetti is great in all conditions and especially on clay where he first made a name for himself by beating Stan Wawrinka in Rome last year.
Felix Auger-Aliassime will be looking to win his first meeting with Toni Nadal as his coach after he chocked in the first round of the Monaco Masters last week. FAA is such a solid player when on top of his game, and I am sure he has been working a lot behind closed doors to ensure he is ready to go here in Barcelona because he wants to show everyone that there should be a bit more respect on his name, especially for his success at such a young age on the ATP Tour.
This is going to be the first meeting between both players, and I expect this to be a very tight match. Both players can win this if they are on top of their game. However, at the end of the day, I expect that Toni Nadal has given FAA a lot of tips to ensure he is ready to win his first match here both from a mental standpoint and a physical one. Lorenzo Musetti will push FAA to the limit, but the Canadian will get the job done and make his way to the third round.