Gabashvili vs Fognini by Keysersoze
Teimuraz Gabashvili will face Fabio Fognini in the first round of US Open.
Both players are not playing their best tennis on hard surface, but still I see Fognini as huge favorite here. He is in better form at this moment, played very well at Olympics where he was eliminated by Murray in the third round, but managed to take him a set.
On the other hand Gabashvili has played only 3 matches on hard surface in last 5 months. His last was at Olympics where he lost in the first round to Albot in 3 sets, while he also was defeated before that in Astana from Bublik who is ranked at 372th place. So at this moment he is far from his best form.
Last time this two players have met in Davis Cup last year when Fognini easily won in 3 sets. I think he could win today too, last year he was very good here and reached 4th round, and he even managed to beat Nadal so he has many points to defend. So I will take Fognini to cover -5.5 games handicap.
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|Fognini -5.5 games||Pinnacle||1.92||8||28-29 LOST (-8 units)|