Coric vs Garcia-Lopez by Tennisguy

This is a quarterfinal match from the Estoril ATP tournament(clay) between Borna Coric from Croatia and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez from Spain.

 

This is going to be the first encounter between these two players.

 

 

I think that Coric could have a good chance in this match and at these odds I think he deserves a try. Sure Garcia-Lopez is the better player on clay and the one with more experience but after so many consecutive matches he might be a little tired. He won the Bucharest ATP tournament last week and along with the matches he played here there are already 7 matches played in the past 2 weeks which is a lot to make any player feel fatigued.

 

Coric defeated Chardy in the first round 6-2, 6-4, and then had some problems in the next round against Machado 6-4, 5-7, 6-1. The problems where mostly because he was very passive in the second set, something which he changed in the decisive and the score says it all. I think he could have a chance against Garcia-Lopez who will not be a at 100% and if he plays an offensive tennis which he usually does I believe it will prove enough for him to take this match.

 

Garcia-Lopez defeated Carballes Baena 6-2, 6-2 and then Anderson 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. The Anderson win was pretty tricky and he did end up losing a set but to be fair Anderson was not having his best serving day as he had 9 double faults and even though this is on clay the speed which he usually serves at was not even close to his regular one.

 

I think this could be a closer match than the odds might suggest and given that it might also be a long one I am going to pick Coric who is more young and fresh against a probably tired Garcia-Lopez.

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Pick Bookmaker Odds Stake Result
Coric to win Pinnacle 3.17 8 0-2 LOST (-8 units)
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