This is their first meeting.
Almagro reached the final last week and was a break up in the third set against Thiem. He let Thiem back into it and lost. He usually does well in Buenes Aires and usually loses in the first round in Rio. He has not won a match in either of his visits to this tournament. We may see him trade higher if he isn’t 100% interested.
Munoz De La Nava took Troicki to 5 sets in Melbourne and also pushed in form Elias to 3 sets last week.
Worth a lay on Almagro around 1.20. I’m not convinced he is up for a fight today.