Lorenzo Musetti vs Frances Tiafoe Prediction and Odds: Italian Open 2023

Lorenzo Musetti is one of the fan favorites at the Italian Open and he will have a huge chance to make it to the round of 16 against Frances Tiafoe.

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Lorenzo Musetti vs Frances Tiafoe – Match Predictions

This will be a matchup between two uprising players who know each other very well. The winner of this one will advance to the round of 16 where will face the winner of the match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Lorenzo Sonego.

Frances Tiafoe to win

Tiafoe had a very challenging match in the previous round and the same job is waiting on him. Musetti plays well on clay and will have the support of the home fans. However, Tiafoe enjoys playing in such an environment and will win this one mostly because of the better physical condition he is in, since Musetti missed some time with injury.

Over 22.5 games

It seems like these two players cannot play a simple match especially when they go against each other. Both players lack consistency and none of them will be able to win this one without putting in and extra effort. This match will probably go in the decisive set and with that, over 22.5 games.

Lorenzo Musetti vs Frances Tiafoe Preview

Musetti could not finish the last match against Tiafoe and he will have another chance against the American on Monday.

Lorenzo Musetti

Musetti is 19th in the ATP rankings with his career-high being at No. 18. The Italian is 12-11 for the season and 8-7 on clay. In the previous round, he defeated the fellow compatriot Matteo Arnaldi by 6-4, 6-4. Musetti made it to the semifinals last week in Madrid losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets which is his best result this year. Musetti’s best performance in Rome came in 2020 when he reached the round of 16 losing to Dominik Koepfer.

Frances Tiafoe

Tiafoe is 12th in the ATP rankings, one spot lower than his career-high. The American is 21-8 for the season and 6-2 on clay. In the previous round he had a tough time against Daniel Altmaier coming back from a set and break down, to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 at the end. Last week in Madrid, Tiafoe lost in the third round to Pedro Cachin. The Sierra Leona native, won the tournament in Houston earlier this year defeating Tomas Martin Etcheverry in the finals. This is the first time for Tiafoe to go past the first round in Rome.

Lorenzo Musetti vs Frances Tiafoe Head to Head

Both players have won two of the previous four head to head matches and both have won one of the previous two on clay. The last time these two met was this year at the United Cup where Musetti retired after he lost the opening set by 6-2.

2023 Rome Masters

Lorenzo Musetti vs Frances Tiafoe Match Details

  • Date and Time: The match will start on Monday, May 15 at 15:00 GMT
  • Venue: The match will be played on Grand Stand Arena in Rome
  • Where to watch the match in UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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