Gasquet vs Verdasco by Igrok
Gasquet (12) will play against Verdasco (52)
Gasquet is 2/1 on clay this season, he went out pretty quickly in Monte Carlo after having won in 1R against Almagro and lost against Pouille in 3 sets. Here in 1R he won in straight sets against Carballes Baena but he suffered a bit too much in the second set which finished on tiebreak. This is probably due to the fact that he is still suffering from a painful rib injury, which forced him to pull out from Barcelona. His best result here in R16 reached in 2008 and 2012.
Verdasco reached twice a quarterfinal here, in 2009 and 2012. He won the final against Pouille in Bucharest and as predicted he lost the first match in Estoril against Carreno-Busta to get ready for this tournament. He won in 1R against Monaco in straight sets. He seems in pretty good form, he rarely goes down without a fight here in Madrid and the uncertain physical condition of the French makes him a valuable underdog.
Verdasco to win
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|Verdasco||William Hill||2.00||8||2-1 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.