The second round of the Australian Open on 22 January will give a chance to Matteo Berrettini and Tennys Sandgren to decide who will proceed furhter in the tournament grid. Who will win? – Here is our prediction.
Matteo, 22, represents Italy in the international arena, and is ranked 8th in the men’s rankings at the moment. He is right-handed player and prefers playing on hards, less choosing indoors and clays. Last season he won tournaments in Stuttgart and Budapest, with eliminating in the first round on Australian Open. This season, at the Kooyong Classic, he beated Polmans but lost to Tsitsipas. On Australian Open he won against Harris in the first round in three sets, giving 7 games to his opponent.
With his name Sandgren was destined to start a professional tennis career which has been going on since 2008. Now Tennys is twenty-eight years old and he is the 92th in the men’s singles ranking. His best achievement was the 41st place. The American plays on the right shoulder and prefers playing on hards. In this season he dropped out in the first round in Doha and in the second round in Auckland, despite winning the tournament last season. On Australian Open he won against Trungelliti in three sets.
Statistics and personal meetings
- Berrettini won 6 matches in 8 personal meetings with Sandgren
- Tennys Sandgren tries to defend his place in the Top 100
Matteo Berrettini vs Tennys Sandgren
Bookmakers believe that Matteo Berrettini is the favorite of this tennis match, although sports experts believe that Tennis Sandgren gives not much in technique and physical condition. But a great form should help the Italian to proceed.
- Our prediction – Matteo Berrettini will win.