Paire vs Bhambri by Scully99
A gulf in class should show in this ATP Chennai match
Paire is currently ranked 47th in the world and is the 5th seed in this tournament. His record on hard last year wasn't great winning 10 and losing 13 but the standard of opposition he was facing was of a much higher order than the player he faces today. Some of those wins last year included Sousa(43), Muller(34), Youzhny(58) so clearly much better than his opponent today Bhambri who is ranked 474th. Also, he easily dispatched of Kravchuk(85) in the first round of this tournament 6-3, 6-4. His record in this tournament is a good win as he has got to the quarter final or further all three times he has played.
Bhambri has a better record on hard court but that record is from futures and challenger events where he is beating players ranked 150+ most of the time so this should be a different kettle of fish for the Indian player. An injury at the end of 2015 has seen him slide from 88-474 in the ranking but I think this long absence from playing against high quality players could show. He got through qualifying in this tournament but is still yet to face anyone in the top 100 let alone the top 50 for quite a while now so I think he could struggle tomorrow. He has a worse record in this tournament getting to the quarter final once but not getting past the first round in the other two times.
Overall, I believe that the quality of Paire should shine through here and Bhambri could struggle seen as he hasn't played anyone of Paire's quality in over a year.
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|Paire win||Bet365||1.53||8||2-0 WON (+4.24 units)|