Diego Schwartzman vs Lorenzo Musetti Prediction | H2H | Analysis: Acapulco Mexican Open
The third seed Diego Schwartzman takes on the Italian sensation Lorenzo Musetti in an interesting round of 32 match-up at the ATP 500 Acapulco Open.
Musetti won three rounds of qualifying to enter the main draw of the tournament. The third-seeded qualifier overcame compatriot Juan Alejandro Hernandez Serrano in three sets, and Agustin Velotti and Frederico Ferreira Silva in straight sets each.
On the other hand, Schwartzman is currently in a rich vein of form having clinched the ATP-250 Buenos Aires Open without losing a set. It was his first-ever singles title in home conditions and a fourth trophy overall.
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This is the first-ever career meeting between Schwartzman and Musetti on the ATP Tour.
Diego Schwartzman vs Lorenzo Musetti: Game Analysis
Before playing this tournament, the Italian featured in the Gran Canaria ATP Challenger in February. He lost in the pre-quarterfinals to Alex Molcan 7-6(5) 7-6 (4).
Though hard courts are not Schwartzman's favorite surface, he would fancy his chances after winning a title in Buenos Aires recently. His powerful groundstrokes can do the damage as his topspin heavy forehand and flat backhand can unsettle any opponent.
Being a baseline player with quick reflexes, the Argentinian can add another dimension to his game by improving his net play. His effective transition from defense into offense has given him the moniker "Pocket Rocket".
Musetti made headlines in the ATP 1000 Rome Masters last year. He won three rounds in the qualifying stages to book his spot in the main draw. The Italian stunned top players like Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori in straight sets each. His fairytale run came to an end at the hands of German Dominik Koepfer in the pre-quarterfinals.
Diego Schwartzman vs Lorenzo Musetti: Prediction
Musetti is no pushover having already played three matches in the tournament. The Italian would have had a good feel of the conditions. Schwartzman is on a four-match winning streak and will be oozing with confidence to continue his good run. He has never reached the quarterfinals in the Acapulco Open and this is a good chance to achieve it.
Musetti always enhances his game level in matches against big players. The Argentinian’s tremendous court prowess could match the energetic strokeplay of the teen prodigy. Schwartzman's experience in top tournaments gives him a slight edge against Musetti who might be slightly worn down having already played 7 sets in Acapulco.
Prediction - Diego Schwartzman to win in three sets
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