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ATP Croatia Open, Umag, Quarter Final: Djere v Cecchinato

Due to start at 8:30 pm

Djere 2.28, Cecchinato 1.75

Cecchinato won their only previous meeting.  That was in a Challenger in Milan in June 2016. He won on clay in 2 easy sets.

Overall results favour Cecchinato in the last 12 months and in 2018. His ROI is a lot higher.

Both are strong on clay but Cecchinato’s results this season are a little  better.

Cecchinato

Cecchinato

Djere has beaten Marterer and Cuevas this week. He was underdog in both matches.

Cecchinato has played just 1 match which was a 3 sets win over Vesely. He came under a lot of pressure on serve but was only broken twice.

We have a good chance of 3 sets. Some value on Djere.

I favour Cecchinato to win a tight match. Back him above 2.10.

Update: Cecchinato was broken first but broke back and went on the take the match in straight sets.

He won 6-4, 6-1.

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ATP Rhode Island, Newport: Pospisil v M. Zverev

Due to start at 8:30 pm

Pospisil 2.56, Zverev 1.60

Zverev has won both their previous matches. They last met indoors in October 2016 in Basal. Zverev won in 2 tight sets. The other was in 2012 in Memphis. That was also indoors and he won in 2 sets.

Pospisil has much better overall results in 2018. He has won 34 of his 48 matches. Zverev has been much better on grass with 6 wins from 9 matches. Pospisil won 1 of 4 on grass.

Pospisil beat Donald Young in the last round in straight sets. Young is having an awful season but did take the opening set to a tie break. Pospisil served really well.

Zverev

Mischa Zverev

Zverev won the title on grass in Eastbourne last month. He had reached the third round at Wimbledon last season but he lost in the first round this season. He was probably tired from the title win the week before. His only success in Newport was a quarter final finish in 2007.

I favour Zverev to win but wait for 1.80 before backing him.

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