Kudla vs Bemelmans / ATP Newport – After Winbeldon, three tournaments are scheduled on three different grounds. We have decided to stay on the grass again, which will be played between D. Kudla and R. Bemelmans in the first round of the tournament in Newport. Last year's winner of this tournament was J. Isner who managed to win M. Ebden in the finals.
Kudla vs Bemelmans begins: 16.07.2018. – 16:00 CET
Kudla is an American tennis player who has spent most of this season at lower ranked tournaments, so he in ATP Tour achieved a ratio of five wins and the same number of defeats. The American is currently in the 84th position of the ATP ranking and he has achieved his best career rating in mid-2016 when he was the 53rd world player. In his previous career Kudla has failed to win the ATP title or play in ATP finals.
His first appearance this season was at Australian Open, where he passed the second round of the main raw, which he lost after five sets from D. Thiem. He could not go further than the second round at the tournament in Houston, where he was stopped by I. Karlovic, while he ended his performance at Roland Garros in the first round after a defeat from D. Dzumhur. He has recorded his best result of the season on the grassy ground of the tournament in Halle, where he played the semi-finals in which he was better than R. Federer.
Bemelmans has also spent more time on Challengers this season, so he at ATP Tour achieved a negative ratio of four wins and nine defeats. He arrived at Newport as the 104th world’s player, and his best career rating was three years ago when he was in the 84th position of the ATP ranking. Like his current opponent, Bemelmans also did not win any ATP titles, nor was he in any ATP finals.
This season he has twice tried to qualify for the main draw of the tournament with greasy ground in Stuttgart and Halle, both of which ended with a failure, because C. Harrison and M. Youzhny were better than him already in the first qualifying round. The highest range in this season, when it comes to ATP Tour, was placed in the second round, so we have not got any results worth mentioning.
Kudla vs Bemelmans PICK
This is the first match between these two tennis players. Several things go in favour Kudla, which is to play in front of his audience and that he has somewhat better results this season than Bemelmans. In addition, Kudla has achieved his best result on this type of surface, when he played the semi-finals of the tournament in Halle, and that is enough reason to give him small advantage in this match.
Pick: Kudla wins
Odds: 1.50 at williamhill (down to 1.47 can be played)