St Petersburg Open – Thur

16:00 Safin v Andreev

Rankings are 77 and 38. Head to heads are 1-1.

Safin has hit a vein of form this week and perhaps has one more decent match in him this week. Andreev hasn’t had a great time lately but seems to be serving well again.

Could  be a close match and this is one where you could back both players on serve in the first set. If you feel happier backing just one player then I would go with Andreev. I expect the first set to be close and a  potential tie break.

If the match goes to a deciding set I would expect Safin to come out on top. He is very close to the end of his career and will want to go out with some decent performances.

Update: Safin won the first set 6-3. Andreev retired after 1 game of the second set with a knee injury.

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