Italian Open 2023: Matteo Arnaldi vs Diego Schwartzman – Preview, Predictions, Head-to-head and Stats


Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman will take on local favourite Matteo Arnaldi in the opening round of the Italian Open

Matteo Arnaldi is coming into this tournament following an impressive campaign at the Madrid Open. He raised some eyebrows after pulling off a major upset against third seed Casper Ruud in the second round of the Madrid Masters. Arnaldi made it to the main draw of that ATP 1000 event after winning two rounds of qualifying and progressed till the Round of 32.

He defeated Benoit Paire in the Round of 128 and followed it up with an incredible 6-3, 6-4 win against the World No.3 Casper Ruud. The victory was certainly not a fluke and Arnaldi has been in good touch having won the Murcia Open earlier this month.

Matteo Arnaldi (Image Credit: FITP – Twitter)

There is no doubt that Arnaldi is coming to Italy high on confidence. He has already shown that he can defeat anyone on his day. It remains to be seen if he can replicate his form from the Madrid Open and cause more upsets.

Diego Schwartzman’s form coming into the match at Italian Open

Schwartzman has had a pretty disappointing season so far and is nowhere near his best form. It has been a drastic decline from 2022 and the Argentine has suffered early exits from most of the tournaments he has played in.

He is coming into this tournament following two consecutive first-round exits from the Madrid Open and a Challenger event in Cagliari. It’s high time that Schwartzman gets himself together and works on getting some much-needed consistency. He would be hoping to do well at the Italian Open and set a positive tone for the rest of the season.

Diego Schwartzman net worth
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 15: Diego Schwartzman of Argentina returns a shot to John Isner during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 15, 2022 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


Date – Wednesday, 10th May

Court Type – Clay outdoor surface

Telecast – Tennis Channel

Start Time – To be Announced

Location – Foro Italico

Match details – Round of 128 match

Head to head and Predictions

Arnaldi and Schwartzman have never played each other before on the AT tour. This is the first professional head-to-head clash between the two players. There is hardly anything to separate between the two players in terms of rankings. While Arnaldi has form in his favour, Schwartzman is relatively more experienced. It is a tough match to call as an intense encounter is on the cards. We are predicting a hard-fought win in three sets for Matteo Arnaldi.

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