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Lorenzo Musetti vs David Goffin Predictions, Tips & Live Stream – Young Italian on the rise targets upset
- Lorenzo Musetti vs David Goffin predictions & tips
- The French Open first round match is being played at Roland Garros
- Lorenzo Musetti has never played a best-of-five match
- I am backing Musetti vs Goffin to go to at least four sets
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Lorenzo Musetti is playing the French Open for the first time (Getty Images)
Lorenzo Musetti vs David Goffin Predictions
Lorenzo Musetti has shot up the rankings in 2021 and the 19-year-old Italian, a semifinalist in Lyon and Acapulco, is favoured to oust thirteenth seed David Goffin from the French Open. Goffin’s form has not been impressive, although he did make the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo.
- Lorenzo Musetti is 4-3 vs top-20 players in 2021
- Four of Musetti’s seven matches vs top-20 players in 2021 have gone the distance
- Lorenzo Musetti has a 34-16 record on clay in 2020-1
- This will be Lorenzo Musetti’s first best-of-five set match on any surface
- David Goffin has a 16-9 record at the French Open
- Six of David Goffin’s last eight best-of-five matches went to four or more sets
- David Goffin has a 5-6 record on clay in 2020-1
- David Goffin has a 76-37 record in best-of-five matches across his career
This will be the first match between Lorenzo Musetti and David Goffin.
Lorenzo Musetti Stats
Age: 19 (3 March 2002)
Height: 6’1” (185 cm)
World Ranking: 76
Career High: 76 (May 2021)
Career Singles Titles: 0
2021 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
French Open Best Result: Never played
Lorenzo Musetti Form
Lorenzo Musetti is one of a group of impressive young Italians. He won his first Challenger title on clay in Italy last year and reached the fourth round of the Rome Masters as a qualifier.
So far in 2021, he has reached two Challenger finals and made the semifinals of ATP tournaments in Acapulco and Lyon. He has scored four victories over top-20 players in 2021, beating Diego Schwartzman, Grigor Dimitrov, Hubert Hurkacz and Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Like Goffin, he has a single-handed backhand which has proved very effective against players like the Belgian who lack overwhelming attacking power.
David Goffin Stats
Age: 30 (12 July 1990)
Height: 5’11” (180cm)
World Ranking: 13
Career High: 7 (November 2017)
Career Singles Titles: 5
2021 Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
French Open Best Result: Quarterfinalist (2016)
David Goffin Form
David Goffin has a solid 16-9 record at the French Open and had never lost in the first round until 2020, when he was beaten in straight sets by Jannik Sinner.
Goffin faces another talented young Italian in Musetti, but the Belgian’s form is considerably better than it was twelve months ago. While Goffin struggled in the wake of the pandemic shutdown, losing both the matches he played on clay in 2020, he is 14-11 in 2021.
He won his fifth career title in Montpellier and got his first top-10 win for over a year when he defeated Alexander Zverev to reach the quarterfinals of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.
Goffin has gone 2-3 since Monte Carlo and lost to Federico Delbonis in Rome and Aljaz Bedene in Lyon. He is an experienced competitor who has played well over 100 best-of-five set matches in his career.
Lorenzo Musetti and David Goffin meet in the French Open first round (day and time TBC).
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Musetti is being favoured to pull off the upset, but his first ever best-of-five set match against a top-20 opponent is unlikely to be settled in straight sets. Goffin’s experience and savvy could prevail over a long match.
Best Bet: Over 3.5 Sets Total Sets @-175.44 at Unibet - 4 Units
Value Bet: David Goffin Win Winner @120.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit