Vasek Pospisil 2.88, Denis Shapovalov 1.51
Due to start around 8 pm
Shapovalov has won both their previous matches. Their last match was in Auckland in January. He won on a hard court in 2 tight sets. Their other meeting was also on a hard court back in 2017 in a Challneger in Mexico. He also won that one in straight sets.
Pospisil has a better win percentage in the last 12 months. He also had better indoor results but was playing weaker opponents on the Challenger tour. He ended 2019 really strongly with 2 hard court Challenger titles in October. He also reached the third round in the ATP Shanghai Masters as a qualifier.
Shapovalov also ended 2019 strongly winning the ATP indoor title in Stockholm in October. He reached the final in at the Paris Masters in October/November, also indoors and performed well at the Davis Cup. He started 2020 indecent form at the ATP Cup but will have been disappointed to go out of the Australian Open in the first round to Fucsovics. He reached the quarter finals of this tournamnt last season although that only required a single win as he had a bye through the first round.
These two Canadians will know each other’s games well We have some value on Pospisil. Lay Shapovalov around 1.35 and remove the liability at 1.70. Back Shapovalov around 1.85 to 1.95.