Davidovich vs Humbert: prediction for the Open Sud de France match
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Ugo Humbert face off in the 1st round of the tournament in Montpellier. Who has a better chance of advancing to the next round? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina hasn't played in Europe yet since the start of the season. He reached the quarterfinals of the tournament in Adelaide, but at the Australian Open, the Spanish athlete made an early exit - he lost to Tommy Paul in the second-round match. Last year, Davidovich lost in the opening round of the Montpellier Open, but the year before that, he played in the quarterfinals.
Ugo Humbert hasn't been very impressive, either. The Frenchman reached the third round of the Australian Open, having defeated Richard Gasquet and Denis Kudla in the opening rounds. Last week, Humbert brought crucial points to the French team at the Davis Cup - he prevailed over Marton Fucsovics and Fabian Marozsan.
Ставка Tie-break - yes
In the last 5 matches, Davidovich played 3 tie-breaks.
Ставка 1st set: total under 9.5
In 3 of Humbert's last 5 matches, no more than 9 games were played in the first set.
Davidovich is definitely a difficult opponent for most tennis players, but he is at his best on clay courts. Sometimes, the Spaniard can surprise on open hard, but indoor hard is his least favourite type of courts. We think, Humbert will be the winner in this pair.
Our prediction - Humbert to win
The opponents have met twice, and both matches were short. They have also met on indoor hard, and Humbert won that day. He needed a tie-break to win the first set, but in the second he beat Davidovich with a score of 6-0. We predict a confident victory for the French player and recommend taking the under.
Second prediction - total under 22 games