World No. 91 Soon-woo Kwon of South Korea will face Italy’s Andreas Seppi, ranked 98th in the world, in the second round of the 2021 French Open on Thursday, June 3. Get the live streaming options of this Soon-woo Kwon v Andreas Seppi match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Soon-woo Kwon v Andreas Seppi Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between the 22-year-old Kwon and 37-year-old Seppi.
Kwon Holds Off Anderson
South Korea’s Soon-woo Kwon won his first match at Roland Garros as he knocked out two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson in the first round on Tuesday.
Kwon withstood 30 aces and 54 winners from the big-serving South African before winning the three-hour-and-nine-minute contest 7-5, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4).
The South Korean struck 8 aces and 39 winners in the match. He however made 10 unforced errors less than his opponent’s 46.
Ranked 91st in the world, Kwon improved to 7-8 in 2021 and 4-3 on clay. The 23-year-old, who reached a career-high ranking of 69 last year, has featured in two quarterfinals this year and won the Biella-2 Challenger by beating Lorenzo Musetti in the final. It was his third Challenger title from six finals.
Kwon, who prefers playing on hard courts, had played just one main draw match on clay before 2021, losing to Benoit Paire in the first round of the French Open last year.
This year, he reached the quarterfinals in Marbella by beating Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune and Facundo Bagnis in the first two rounds before going down to Pablo Carreno Busta. He got a third win on clay in Belgrade, when he defeated Roberto Carballes Baena in the first round before falling to Novak Djokovic in the next.
Earlier this year, Kwon had also reached the quarterfinals at the Singapore Open.
Seppi Knocks Out Auger-Aliassime
Meeting Kwon in the next round will be the 37-year-old Italian Andreas Seppi, who moved to the second round of the French Open for the eighth time in his career by knocking out the 20th seed
Playing in his 63rd consecutive major (64th in all), Seppi defeated the 20-year-old Canadian 6-3, 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 6-4 in three hours and 33 minutes.
The Italian converted 4 of 13 break points and saved 10 of 12. He also hit 29 winners compared to Auger Aliassime’s 36, but made just 39 unforced errors to the Canadian’s 60.
The win was Seppi’s first main draw victory of the year, as he came into the tournament with a 0-3 record, having lost in the first rounds at Melbourne-1, the Australian Open and the Parma Open.
The former World No. 18, who is making his 16th consecutive main draw appearance at the French Open, had reached the fourth round of the tournament in 2012.
A three-time winner on the tour, Seppi has been successful at the Challenger level this year, winning the title at Biella-3 and reaching the semifinals at Biella-2.
Soon-woo Kwon v Andreas Seppi Prediction and Tip
Kwon has barely played on clay, while the vastly experience Seppi has a career record of 130-135 on the surface. The Italian will be the favourite to win this contest and advance to the Round of 32.