Due to start at 7 pm.
Baldi 1.80, Marchenko 2.14
This will be their first meeting.
Stronger results for Baldi in 2018 and a much higher ROI.
Marchenko hasn’t had a good season but has found some late form. He reached the quarter finals of the hard court Challenger in Almaty at the start of October. He was a qualifier that week. He retired from his semi final when he was a set a a break behind. He has come through the qualifying rounds again this week.
Baldi has not lost a set so far this week. He wasn’t broken in the last round against Setkic. In October he reached a quarter final and a semi final on clay and won the title in Ismaning, Germany on carpet 5 weeks ago.
Stats for the week favour Marchenko. We are unlikely to see many breaks of serve. I give a slight edge to Baldi ton win in 3 sets.
Back Baldi around 2.00
Update: Great match! Baldi won 6-2, 2-6, 7-5. He was 3-1 down in that final set.