Troicki vs Isner by Beatle
Troicki is not an easy opponent for Isner with h2h going in favour of Serbian 3-1. The only meeting they had on clay ended in favour of Serbian, who won that match 3 sets to 1. Isner shower really, really poor performance against Gabashvili, who loves to play on clay. Troicki is even more technical and phisically strong player than Teimuraz. So theoretically, Troicki should have a huge advantage here in terms of chances. His serve is great and I don't think he will give many break point opportunities for the american. Troicki proved good form by defeating very tough player from Slovakia, Klizan. Troicki has a strong character and he shows good performances in long rallies and long matches, in general. Isner, on the other hand, doesn't possess any weapon except of his serve against Troicki. As soon as struggles start, he might find himself well behind.
All in all, I think Isner can win this match only if he plays above his average with very few unforced errors. But on this surface, that looks unlikely to me. His victory over Johnson can be disregarded since Johnson is practically the same type of a player as Isner and he also doesn't play on clay a lot.
Troicki is a truly great option here at such odds.
|Troicki||Pinnacle||1.98||9||0-2 LOST (-9 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.