Nishioka vs Marchenko by Bulan20
R.2 in Memphis between Nishioka and Marchenko.
Marchenko, #82, started off with a strong tournament in Doha. He lost in R.1 in AO after a surprinsing loss vs Jasika. Had a sluggfest vs Groth in R.1 here in Memphis with strong serving from both players. Even if he didn´t get the breaks against Groth, Marchenko is a good returner and has an nice backhand. Is very capable in the rallies and have nice power in his strokes.
Nishioka, #130, qualified by beating Salisbury and Maceiras, before taking out Donaldson in straight sets. A player that is pretty allround with good defense and movement. Has a decent backhand but is lacking in the power to really get those winners from the baseline.
Think Marchenko is stronger in most part of the game here. Strong in his own serve and with Nishioka´s relative poor serve, at least compared to Groth, I think Marchenko should be able to work his way to a couple of breakchances. Marchenko to win in straight sets is the prediction.
|Marchenko||Unibet||2.38||7||2-0 LOST (-7 units)|
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