Alessio Di Mauro vs Estrella by Tennisguy
This is a quarterfinal match from the San Luis Potosi challenger(clay) between Alessio Di Mauro from Italy and Victor Estrella from the Dominican Republic.
Di Mauro is ranked 386 and Estrella is 99. They have never met in a direct match before though they are both veterans in the circuit.
The main reason why I favor Di Mauro in this one even if Estrella is the favorite is because the italian player is last year's champion here. On his way to this success he defeated decent players for this caliber of tournament like Gombos, Jaziri , Burquier, Sandgren and Kosakowski. He really seems to enjoy playing here and his game looks at it's best he does. This year he defeated Nicolas Meister 6-3, 6-4 and David Luis Martinez 6-0, 6-0, so he didn't really have any problems so far.
Estrella has had a good season in 2013 managing to win 2 challenger tournaments. He also won one challenger tournament in 2014 at Salinas. In this tournament he won against Alan Aguilera Nunez 6-3, 6-0 and Ivan Endara 6-3, 6-3. Though he didn't have a lot of problems in any of those matches I can't say that he really performed that well. He did make 7 double faults in his match against Endara and gave his opponent 5 break point opportunities from which he saved 3 so his service is not at it's best. He only played once in this tournament in 2009 when he reached the quarterfinal stage.
Estrella might be the favorite here but Di Mauro is last year's champion and again he is playing very well here so I think this is going to be a much closer match then the odds suggest.
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