Fritz has won both their previous meetings. Their last match was in January this year. He won on a hard court in straight sets. Both wins were in 2 sets on hard courts.
Sela’s last 4 tournaments on hard courts saw him finish with 2 semi finals and 2 finals ( 1 title). All were Challengers.
Fritz has had some tough draws recently. He has had some success on hard courts this year. Wawrinka, Mannarino, Federer and Simon all gave him little chance Although he took a set from Federer and Wawrinka!
Sela will have gained confidence from his recent form and there is value on him in this one. Sets will be tight.