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ATP Swiss Open, Gstaad: Ramos v Verdasco

Due to start at 4:30 pm

Ramos 2.16, Verdasco 1.85

Verdasco leads their previous matches 5-3. The last time they met was last week in Bastad, Sweden. Ramos won in straight sets on a clay court. Verdasco had a medical timeout in that match.

Their overall results are quite even in the last 12 months. Ramos has better clay results in the last year and also in 2019.

Ramos reached the semi finals last week. Two weeks before that he reached another semi final. That one was in a clay Challenger in Italy. He had a weak season in 2018 but is back near his best this year.

 

Verdasco has been a little inconsistent this season. He has had some excellent results including the third round in Madrid and Quarter Finals in Rome on clay. He also has a decent grass season and reached the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Verdasco was defending semi final ranking points last week so his bad performance was most likely due to injury. We don’t know what shape he is in today but I would have given Ramos a strong chance anyway. Lay Verdasco around 1.65. Remove some liability at 2.20

 

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ATP Paris Masters, Quarter Final: Nishikori v Federer

Due to start at 8 pm.

Nishikori 2.76,  Federer 1.55

Federer leads their previous meetings 6-2. The last time they played was in October 2018 on a hard court in Shanghai. Federer won their quarter final in 2 close sets. He won their last 5 matches. Nishikori’s last win was on a hard court in Miami in 2014.

H2H info
Head to head info from Tennis Insight

Nishikori has not lost a set this week. He beat Anderson in the last round. He did not face a single break point in his straight sets win. That was a little revenge for Nishikori who lost to Anderson in the final in Vienna last week. He also beat Thiem and Khachanov in straight sets in that tournament.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Federer’s first match this week went his by as a walkover when Raonic pulled out. He was broken once by Fognini in the last round during his straight sets win.  He won the title in Basel last week. He wasn’t quite at his best that week but took the final from outsider Marius Copil in two very tight sets.

I think Nishikori will make Federer work hard. Back Federer around 1.75.