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Cagliari 2021: Lorenzo Musetti vs Laslo Djere preview, head-to-head & prediction | Sardegna Open

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Match Details

Fixture: Lorenzo Musetti vs. Laszlo Djere

History: April 9, 2021

Tournament: Sardinia Open 2021

round: Quarter Finals

location: Cagliari, Italy

Kind of: ATP 250

The surface: Red clay

Cash prize: €408,800

Match Time: About. 15:00 local time, 18:30 IST

Live TV: USA – Tennis Channel

Announcement of Lorenzo Musetti vs. Laszlo Djere

In a replay of last year’s semi-final, Lorenzo Musetti will take on defending champion Laszlo Djere in the 2021 quarter-finals of the Sardegna Open on Friday.

Musetti survived four match points in his second-round match on Thursday, before beating first-seeded Dan Evans 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (8). Jere, on the other hand, registered a straight sets win over John Millman 6-3, 6-3.

Masetti, just 19, showed nerves of steel and exemplary skill to fend off Evans’ brilliant comebacks in the second and third sets. The Italian saved two of the four match balls with excellent shots, which speaks volumes for his ability to land heavy punches.

Musetti continued his momentum with the Acapulco Open, where he reached the semifinals. Considered one of the favorites for the Cagliari title, the youngster proved those claims right by surpassing Evans in most departments.

Meanwhile, Laszlo Djere has won both of his matches this week in straight sets. In his first round, the Serb defeated Federico Gaia 6-4, 6-2.

Laszlo Jere
Laszlo Jere

The Serb won 78% of his service points against Guy, losing serve only once. And in winning Millman, Jere scored 69% of his service points, impressive given the Aussie’s return skills and athleticism.

Degere has only been broken twice in the event so far, suggesting he feels confident about his serve – something Musetti will have to watch out for on Friday.

Lorenzo Musetti vs Laszlo Djere head to head

Laszlo Djere has a 1-0 lead over Lorenzo Musetti. The two met in the semi-finals of the Sardegna Open 2020, where Masetti fell 2–6, 6–2, 4–1.

Prophecy Lorenzo Musetti – Laszlo Djere

It’s a strange schedule, as Lorenzo Mosetti and Laszlo Degier dominate on clay and come off the back of some commendable performances.

Jere’s tennis might not be the prettiest to watch, but it’s very effective on slower surfaces. A Serb lands a punch with a healthy amount of topspin, and can also slice his way through when he struggles.

Add in Dager’s knack for finding the latest winner from anywhere, and Masetti could be a tough ride on Friday.

Nevertheless, the Italian was moving very well this week, so it will take something to beat him. Musetti’s backhand was also in effect; Draws several spectacular low-scoring winners in the first round against Dennis Novak.

All things considered, this match will probably go far. However, Gere’s experience may tip the scales in his favor.

prediction: Laszlo Djere won in three sets.

Posted on April 8, 2021, 11:28 PM IST


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