Sousa will compete well but Duracell Bunny Tsitsipas just keeps on going.
Due to start at 3 pm
Tsitsipas 1.66, Sousa 2.50
This will be their first meeting.
Stronger overall results for Tsitsipas in the last 12 months and also in 2018. He has played a lot of tennis recently but seems to still have energy to spare. He reached the second round in Monte Carlo as a qualifier and then made the final in Barcelona where he lost to Nadal. He has had some tough matches this week. In the last two round he lost the opening set in a tie break and in the quarter final he beat Carballes Baena in a third set tie break.
Sousa has also done well on clay this year with 6 from 8 matches won. He has the home advantage this week and he has responded well to playing in front of a home crowd. He had a very good win for him over Edmund in the last round. All his matches have been very close and namesake Pedro Sousa took the opening set from him in the second round
I think we have a fair chance of 3 sets today. Back Tsitsipas above 1.85.
Update: Sousa won 6-4, 1-6, 7-6.