Nikola Milojevic vs Bennetau
Here's a bet I like a lot. Milojevic is playing better and better tennis, he had an amazing season last year and is now qualifying for his first ever Australian Open. This year he already made a big run in Noumea as he reached the finals after defeating amongst others Halys and Bourgue. Having already 12 sets played this year I believe he will have a better first set than Benneteau, who will need time to settle just like he did last year when he started the season in Noumea himself and took two very unconvincing wins vs Reynet and Bourgue before getting humiliated by Falla. In AO last year, he lost to Almagro in the first round and now finds himself in a very strange spot where he needs to qualify - something he has never had to do.
Milojevic will enter the court pumped up and ready to take on a seemingly superior player. What I have gained from following Milojevic is that he always fights for the points and makes his opponent play the extra ball. He has a big serve and is playing career high tennis right now. I fear that he might not have the experience to defeat Benneteau but I am confident in him taking the first set while Benneteau tries to settle into the new season as this is his first match in 2017.
|1st set: Milojevic||Bet365||3.40||8||0-2 LOST (-8 units)|