Kuznetsov vs Bellucci by Estebaneiro
Kuznetsov is recording another good season and in 2016 and with 32 wins and 19 losses he is currently sitting on 45th position in ATP ranking.
Generally Kuznetsov is quite a dangerous player, because he doesn't step back and plays very aggressive tennis, aimed at dominating his opponents with powerful shots. This does not always work, but this year in January in Doha, he played an extremely even match with Rafael Nadal on hard courts. Indoors are very good surface for him, and since 2012 he always had positive record on this surface, this year he won 7 out of 10 matches played on indoor hard.
Thomaz Bellucci doesn't have great season this year and only recently he managed to turn his record in 2016 into a positive one with 28 wins and 25 losses. Moreover, indoors were really not his surface throughout his career although he did have some success in 2014. Nevertheless, since 2012 it's only his second time he can enjoy a positive record on indoor hard. He already played here one match with Cem Ilkel (ranked 325) and while he won 7-5 6-1, he also got his service broken three times, which is half of the games count Ilkel got in this short match.
Kuznetsov is a better player, in better form, playing at home, which can be another factor speaking for his victory here.
|Kuznetsov 2:0||Unibet||2.10||8||1-2 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.