This will be the first time they played.
Hard court stats favour Nishioka. Dolgopolov lost his 1st match last year as a 1.15 favourite to another Japanese player.
Nishioka had a tough first match and beat Dan Evans in a 3rd set tie break. He served reasonably well and was broken 3 times.
Dolgopolov’s hard court losses this year have been to top players apart from his most recent loss to Donald Young in Canada as a 1.55 favourite.
Nishioka has a chance here. It is worth a lay on Dolgopolov around 1.30 . He starts around 1.40.