Starting at 23:00, we have the first match at the Acapulco tournament, between Feliciano Lopez – Jared Donaldson.
Feliciano Lopez is the 38th ATP. He is a left-handed player who has a very strong service and well-placed service. It also plays a lot with the slice fact that disturbs opponents. In the first 2 rounds of the Acapulco tournament, Feliciano Lopez won against Taro Daniel and Thanasi Kokkinakis. In the first match with Taro Daniel he had a 82% winning balls with the first service and gave 18 aces. In the match with Kokkinakis he had a 79% winning balls with the first service, but also a good percentage 75% return of the winning balls on Kokkinakis’ second serve. I think he is sufficiently prepared and motivated to be able to make another good match.
Jared Donaldson is 59th ATP and the best position was 50 ATP in 2017. He is a right-handed player who hits backhand with both hands. He has not won any ATP titles in his career.In 2018 he won in the first round of the Brisbane tournament against Thompson score 2-0, but lost in round 2 (6-7 2-6) with Istomin. Sydney won in the first round with Gilles Simon, but lost in round 2 with Medvedev score 1-2. The Australian Open had no chance with Albert Ramos Vinolas and lost 0-3. At Delray Beach he won in the first round with Polansky (7-6 6-1). In the next round with Shapovalov he lost 1-2, but his level of play has increased and I think he can win with Basilashvili. He had a very good percentage at the first job, so he has the first chance today. At the Acapulco tournament he won the first two rounds against Basilashvili and Ebden.
Feliciano Lopez – Jared Donaldson: Prediction
I think Jared Donaldson is in an increasing form, but Feliciano Lopez has a game that does not accepted by Jared Donaldson. If Lopez plays a lot with the slice, Jared Donaldson will have problems. I think Lopez will be able to win at least one set.
Prediction: Feliciano Lopez to win, odds 2.06
Stake: 5 units
Feliciano Lopez - Jared Donaldson