ATP Internazionali BNL d’Italia , 12:00 – Lopez v Kyrgios
Lopez has lost his first round match in Rome for the last 3 seasons. Clay isn’t his best surface. He did ok last week in Madrid as the altitude helped his serve.
Kyrgios is in excellent form but is a little over rated by the market today. Slight value on Lopez but I think Kyrgios takes it in 3 sets. His confidence is usually high anyway but after last week he must be flying.
Back Kyrgios when a break behind.
WTA Internazionali BNL d’Italia, 13:30 – Schmiedlova v Safarova
Strong clay form from Schmiedlova this season but she wont have been happy to lose to Vesnina in the qualifying rounds. A Lucky Loser place in the main draw lets her off the hook.
Safarova has been disappointing this season but reached the quarter finals last week in Madrid. She hasn’t been reliable and is worth a lay below 1.25.
I’d favour Safarova to win but it won’t be easy. She starts around 1.38