- Tennis - International - ATP
Buenos Aires, 1. round, clay
It will be sixth meeting between these players. Lorenzi leads 3-2 in h2h series. The last time they played in the semifinal of ATP Kitzbuhel last year and Lorenzi won that match in two sets but the match was really tight. Lorenzi won after two tie-breaks, 15-13 in the last set. Before that they met at Bucaramanga challenger in 2016 and Melzer destroyed Lorenzi in the final 6-3 6-1 despite being underdog. There are 9 years age difference between the two.
The fact is, Lorenzi is playing the best tennis at the end of his career. He is 36 and no. 46 in the world, his highest ranking was no. 35. Lorenzi feels great in Buenos Aires, he reached the quarterfinal there last year, has to defend some points, motivation is high. For him it's one of the last seasons in ATP. Melzer is really talented and has potential but after tough and long last season he does not play his best - he lost in the first round at AO, having young De Minaur as opponent. In Quito he lost to Gaio in three sets despite being big favorite before the match. I think Lorenzi will win here.
|12/02/2017 21:20, read 510 times