Marterer vs. Galovic / ATP Stuttgart – Tournament in Stuttgart has recently change the type of surface and instead of clay it is now played on grass, which attracts larger number of players who would like to prepare themselves for Wimbledon. The first seed is R. Federer, and given that four first seeds are free in the first round we will start out analysis with duel between M. Marterer and V. Galovic. Begins: 12.06.2018 – 11:00 CET
Marterer is 22-year old German player who currently occupies the 50th place in the ATP list, which is at the same time the best result in his career. Fact that he has positive win/loss ratio 14-10 this season indicates that the season is the best so far for him. The Germany hasn’t played in the ATP final and by that it is clear that the won no titles.
Marterer indicated at the Australian Open that 2018 could be good season for him, as he reached the third round in which he lost to T. Sandgren but only after a big battle and four sets. After that, he reached the quarter-finals of the tournament in Sofia where he lost to M. Basic, which was followed by series of not so good results that lasted till the tournament in Munich where Marterer reached the semi-finals and lost to P. Kohlschreiber. Very good results made at the Roland Garros were stopped short in the fourth round with defeat by R. Nadal.
Galovic is 27-year old player who occupies the 180th place in the ATP rank list. The Croatian had reached the best rating in his career one month ago when he was World’s no. 173. In seven years of professional career Galovic played just three ATP matches and his win/loss score is 1-2. Regarding this season, Galovic plays today his second ATP match and he lost the first one to D. Shapovalov, which took place in the Davis Cup.
Based on what we have said it is clear that the Croatian mostly plays on lower ranked tournaments. He didn’t make a noteworthy result this season at them, while at the ATP tour Galovic’s efforts were usually curtailed in the qualifications, which makes this match of the first round of ATP Stuttgart his best result of the season.
M. Marterer – V. Galovic PICK
Marterer made the best results this season on clay courts and it is question how much time he needs to adjust to faster grass. Still, Galovic didn’t achieve much this season and Marterer simply shouldn’t miss the chance to reach the second round where the opponent is N. Kyrgios.
Pick: Marterer -3.5 games
Odds: 1.69 at 10bet (down to 1.64 can be played)