Struff vs. Tsitsipas / ATP Sofia – After Australian Open and a fantastic game by N. Djokovic, the tennis players are moving to Europe and South America where they will play several smaller tournaments in the upcoming period. We will dedicate today's analysis to the tournament of category 250 that will be played in Sofia and this second round’s match which will be played between the German J-L. Struff and Greek S.Tsitsipas. The last year's winner of this tournament was M. Basic who managed to defeat M. Copil in the final match.
Struff vs. Tsitsipas begins 07.02.2019 at 07:00 CET
Struff is a German tennis player we has not used his talent in the best way. It was a very perspective player who has not made any significant results so far. Struff's best career rating was just under a year ago, when he was the 44th world player. At the moment, this German tennis player is on the 51st position of the ATP ranking, with this season's three wins and as many defeats.
In ten years of his professional career Struff has not won any ATP titles and he did not play any ATP finals. He has played in three tournaments before this tournament in Sofia. His first appearance was in Brisbane, where he lost to J. Chardy in the first round. His best result this season was at the tournament in Auckland, where Struff played the semi-finals in which he was better than 93th world player C. Norrie. His performance at Australian Open ended in the first round when he was defeated by M. Ebden.
Unlike Struff, Tsitsipas is currently playing the best tennis of his career. This led him to the 12th position at the ATP rankings so K. Kachanov was one of the main favourites to win the title. This is a tennis player that is one of the most talented players in the world. In his 20 years of age, he has already played several very good matches against the best tennis players in the world.
Tsitsapas has won his first ATP title last season at the tournament in Stockholm. He has also become the winner of the final tournament for young tennis players, but we should keep in mind that this tournament does not enter the official ATP statistics. Tsitsipas has started this season at the tournament in Sydney, where he reached the quarterfinals but lost to A. Seppi. He had a match better performance at Australian Open, where he won placement in his first Grand Slam semi-finals, where he was completely outplayed by R. Nadal.
Struff vs. Tsitsipas PICK
This is the first mutual duel between these two tennis players at ATP Tour. Based on all the above results, it is clear that these two players are in completely different forms. That is why Tsitsipas enjoys the advantage of the favourite, and we think that he can get to the next round even with a smaller handicap in the number of games won.
Pick: Tsitsipas -2.5 games
Odds: 1.69 at 10bet (down to 1.64 can be played)
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