ATP Chennai Open, 13:00 – Coric v Granollers.
Coric won their only previous match. That was in July last season on clay. He won in 2 sets.
Coric didn’t make a great start to the season in 2015 with just 1 win from the first 4 tournaments. The win was over Haase in his first match in Chennai. He then lost to Wawrinka in the second round.
Granollers lost in the first round last year when he retired injured. He did reach the semi finals in 2014 but his game has been going downhill since.
If Granollers serves well he can be tough to break. Without his serve he will struggle.
I slightly favour Coric for this but not at 1.52 . I will back Coric above 1.80 .
ATP Doha, 15:30 – Haase v Karatsev
Haase won their only previous meeting in July last year. That was on clay and he won in 3 sets.
Haase started last season with 7 losses. He was pretty inconsistent in 2015.
Karatsev has come through the qualifying rounds and had 2 decent wins over Bemelmans and Lacko. I think he has a great chance today as I expect Haase to start slowly again.
Lay Haase below 1.40 in the early games.