Troicki vs Rajeev Ram by Bulan20
R.2 US Open between Troicki and Ram.
With a big questionmark on Troicki and his current form I like the odds on Ram to cause the upset in this one.
Troick, #22 is a obviouslyy a quality player having the rank that he has. But during all of August he hasn´t performing at all. Loss in first game in Washington, Montreal, Cincinnati, Winston-Salem. Sure, it was against some good players but with his capacity he should have at least won some of them. First win since grass-season came in R.1 winning 7-5 6-4 6-3 against up-and-comer Tiafoe. Like all big servers he gets alot for free when his serve is working.
Ram is a 31 y.o American, ranked 88. Good in both single and double. Gets his best results on grass but is certainly a capable HC player. Big guy with a good serve, good returning game and volley. Plays smart, using his qualities in the best way. Played Montreal and Cincinnati, losing against Young and Chardy. Won against Harrison in straight sets in R.1. Didn´t serve that well in that game, so if he can improve there I think he has a good chance in R.2.
A bit up and down, can push players in top 50 but also get pushed by players ~150-200. Have had some injury trouble, but from what I can find it should be worked out. Ram start his doubles later so this wont have any affect on his stamina in this game. Homesupport will hopefully give some extra motivation and power.
Troicki have a higher highest-level but he hasn´t shown it lately. Ram have nice wins agaisnt big servers like Isner and Karlovic this year. If Ram can get his returning game and better serving in this match I see him pushing Troicki. Troicki have the quality but will he bring it today? 3.40 on Ram, I´ll take it.
|Rajeev Ram||Bet365||3.40||8||3-1 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.