Due to start at 1:30 pm
Mannarino 2.28, Seppi 1.76
Seppi leads their previous matches 4-3. They last met earlier this month in Shanghai, Seppi won in straight sets on a hard court. Mannarino won their only indoor match back in 2008.
Better results for Seppi this year. He leads 57% v 47% of matches won. His indoor results are also a little better at 67% of matches won compared to 54% for Mannarino.
Seppi has been really impressive this week and has beaten 3 very capable indoor opponents. Martin Klizan, Herbert and Krajinovic were all beaten in straight sets. He was pre match underdog in every round.
Mannarino struggled in the first round against local wild car Evgeny Karlovsky. He lost the opening set and eventually won the match in a third set tie break. He was only broken twice in that match but was only able to convert 1 of 12 break points on his opponent’s serve. Since then he has not lost a set. He was not broken in the last 2 rounds.
This should be a tight match but I have to favour Seppi who has really lifted his game this week. Back him around 1.85