Shapovalov’s recent clay form has boosted his confidence
Due to start at 4 pm.
Haase 2.34, Shapovalov 1.73
This will be their first meeting.
Stronger overall results for Shapovalov in the last 12 months. This season he has won 59% of his matches compared to 45% for Haase. After his 4 wins in Madrid last week Shapovalov now has respectable clay results. He has won 60% of his clay matches in 2018. He beat Berdych in a 3rd set tie break in the last round.
Haase beat Medvedev in 3 sets in the last round. That was his first win in the main draw in Rome. He has won 2 of his 6 clay matches this year.
If Haase serves well he can keep this close but I favour Shapovalov to win. Back Shapovalov above 1.85.