ATP Australian Open, 2nd round: Lacko v Sela (02:00)

Sela has won 6 of their 7 matches. They last met in July 2016 in Newport, USA. Sela won in straight sets on grass. Lacko’s win was indoors in Memphis in 2011 and he won in 3 sets. Sela won their last 4 meetings in straight  sets.

Dudi Sela has a great chance to make the third round.

Lacko has come through the qualifying rounds. He beat Ramos in 5 sets in the main draw.

Sela had quite an easy 4 set win over Granollers in the last round.  He doesn’t have a huge serve so has to work hard for his holds.

Both have decent stats on hard courts over the last 12 months but Sela has a real edge. Sela starts around 1.57 and I will wait for 1.85 before backing him. I don’t expect him to win in 3 sets.

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