Due to start at 3 pm
Baghdatis 2.60, Tiafoe 1.60
This will be their first meeting.
Overall results favour Tiafoe in the last 12 months and also in 2018. Baghdatis has stronger hard court results in 2018 but both have done well. Both had good wins in the last round.
Baghdatis came through a potentially tricky match with Australian Alex Bolt. He served exceptionally well and didn’t face a single break point. He won 80% of his first serve points and 86% of points on his second serve.
Tiafoe had a good grass season which ended with a third round finish at Wimbledon. That will have given him a lot of confidence and he start this week well. He also serve very well and did not face a break point. He won 89% of first serve points.
Some value on Baghdatis and he should be competitive. Six month hard court stats favour Tiafoe. I give the American the edge but we have a good chance of 3 sets.
Back Tiafoe above 1.85 or wait for him to lose set 1.