19:30 – Dimitrov v Tursunov
Rankings are 84 and 129. Head to heads are 1-0 to Dimitrov.
Tursunov is in decent form and took Berdych to 3 sets last week. Berdych pulled out of the tournament after that so perhaps wasn’t 100% fit.
Tursunov had also reached the final of the Challenger event in Singapore at the end of last month.
Dimitrov got to the quarter finals in Helsinki at the end of January. He beat Golubev in the first round of the Oz Open.
The 2 players are quite equal on stats with serves being held 77% and 76%.
Points won against serve are even too.
I would go with Tursunov as his more recent form seems better.They start at evens on Betfair so be careful if getting involved from the start as the price movement will be large.
Backing Tursunov on serve is one possibility as he’s my tip to win. I’d advise waiting 2 or 3 games to get a feel for who is playing better though.
Update: How close was that?? Tursunov won 6-7, 7-5, 7-6.