Klaasen/Ram vs Butorac / Lipsky by Marci
In 2nd round of ATP Antwerp we will see a 30+ (years) match in which combination Raven Klaasen (19.) Rajeev Ram (14.) will try to get back in top 8 places on race entry for final tournament in London and their opponents are pretty solid for not to hard win Scott Lipsky (84.) and Divij Sharan (66.).
There is not much to say about Lipsky/Sharan combination, both are mostly playing on challenger tour and have good results with Sharan winning one on clay in Bordeaux with Raja and Lipsky 2 in Tallahassee with Paes and Sarasota with Melzer both on clay. This is 2nd tournament they are playing together, first one was 2 weeks ago on challenger in Kaohsiung where they lost in straight sets in first real match against Erlich/Peya. In first round here they won with 10-8 in golden set against Belgians Darcis/De Greef.
Klaasen/Ram arent preffering clay as their opponets are, they are both great servers so faster surface indoors as this one is much better choice and that is one of reasons why I am betting on them to win, second is already mentioned fight for top 8 what directly means that they played much more tournaments together and are doing very well. They won Indian Wells and Delray Beach together while Ram won Newport with Quereshi and Shenzen with Peya. Klaasen/Ram is 28-16 this season while their opponents are playing first ATP tournament together and just to mention that Sharan played twice with Raja against Klaasen/Ram and lost both time while Lipsky played once with Erlich and with Paes and lost both times.
|Klaasen/Ram||Pinnacle||1.54||10||2-1 LOST (-10 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.