Ramos (2.24) v Moutet (1.79)
Due to start around 2 pm
This will be their first meeting.
Overall results in the last year favour Moutet. He has also been better on clay. Ramos has the better clay career record but has won just 1 of his last 10 on what is his favourite surface.
Moutet’s recent form on clay has been better. He beat Tiafoe in the last round. Tiafoe had played the final of the Parma Challenger tournament on Monday. The sets were close. their first set went to a tie break but Tiafoe collided with one of the players’ seats and took a long “toilet” break before the tie break. Moutet won the tie break 7-0 and went an early break ahead in the second set. Tiafoe fought back but Moutet won in 2 sets.
Ramos won his first match since the tour resumed at the French Open. He beat Mannarino in straight sets. As he is the fourth seed this week he had a BYE into the second round.
Ramos should keep the match close but I am going with Moutet to win. Back him around 2.10 to 2.20. Lay the set 1 winner.