Slovak Open, Bratislava Challenger, the Final: Rosol v Bublik

Due to start at 4 pm.

Rosol 1.61, Bublik 2.56

Rosol won their only previous meeting. That was in October last year in Moscow. He won in straight sets on an indoor hard court.

Stronger overall results for Rosol this season. His indoor results are also better although both are good indoors.

Bublik has come through the qualifying rounds and has lost just 1 set in his 4 main draw matches. He has beaten some strong indoor players this week and won his last three matches as underdog.

Lukas Rosol

Lukas Rosol

Rosol has also had some tough opponents this week. Twice he has had to come back from losing the opening set. Bemelmans in the second round was the only player to break him and the only other set Rosol lost was in a tie break against¬† Gerasimov in their quarter final. Rosol’s semi final over Dennis Novak was extremely tight. He managed to break his opponent’s serve just once in the 7-5, 7-6 win.

Stats for the tournament favour Bublik for everything except service holds. Rosol has been broken just once in 4 matches. Bublik’s best chance of taking a set will be in a tie break. The match will be close. Back Rosol around 1.90.

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