Dusan Lajovic 2.12, Lloyd Harris 1.85
Due to start at 7:30 am
Harris won their only previous meeting. That was in September last season at the Chengdu ATP tournament in China. He won on a hard court in straight sets.
Better overall results for Harris in the last 12 months. His hard court results were also much stronger. He won 58% of his hard court matches compared to 31% for Lajovic. Most of his best results were in Challengers though he made the semi finals in ATP Chengdu in September.
Very limited success for Lajovic on hard courts. He managed to reach the third round in Miami in March and also the quarter finals in Doha in the first week of the season.
I have to favour Harris to win but don’t expect him to have everything his own way. Back Harris around 2.00.
Harris served and was not broken in the first 2 sets. Lajovic took the 2nd set in a tie break. Harris seemed weary in the 3rd set and was probably affected by the heat more than his opponent.
Lajovic won 3-6, 7-6, 6-3.