ATP Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, 1st round: Kuznetsov v Chiudinelli (16:00)

Kuznetsov won their only previous meeting.  That was in an American Challenger in August 2004. He won in 3 sets on a hard court.

Kuznetsov is another player who was away from the tour from March this year. He returned last week for a hard court Challenger tournament. He reached the quarter finals as a qualifier. He has also come through the qualifying rounds this week winning both matches in 3 sets. He won both opening sets in tie breaks and both deciding sets 6-4.

Chiudinelli started the season very strongly on hard courts but once the tour switched to clay and grass he hasn’t had much success. He has won 2 of his last 10.  He has a losing record on grass and has won 1 of his 4 matches on it this year.

Kuznetsov’s price has shortened a little during the day and that isn’t a surprise. I will wait for 1.90 or better in play. He is currently just above 1.70


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