Lucky Loser Garcia Lopez should be a loser again today
Due to start at 1 pm
Garcia Lopez 2.46, Seppi 1.66
Seppi has won 7 of their 8 previous matches. They last met in a hard court Challenger tournament in January this year. Seppi won in straight sets. Seppi won both their clay matches in straight sets.
Seppi beat Edmund in the last round in 3 sets. Edmund reached the final in Marrakech last week but was beaten by Andujar. He was probably fatigued for his match yesterday. Seppi has played well on hard courts and indoor hard courts this season. He has a poor clay record. He has come through the qualifying rounds this week.
Garcia Lopez lost in the qualifying round but gets a lucky loser place in the main draw. He has reached the quarter finals of two clay tournaments in 2018. Both were in February. His more recent form has been poor.
I give Seppi a slight edge here but will need a better entry price. Back him above 1.80.
Update: Seppi was broken in 1st set but broke back. Still lost the set but came back to win in 3 sets.
Seppi won 4-6, 6-3, 7-5