Fognini vs Gulbis by Beatle
Now, If you check Gulbis's recent games you will see just awful results over there. Only 3 games on clay played this season and one of them was won in fact when he was at 2.25 ! He lost to in-form Raonic and then just lost 0:2 to Marchenko, who was an 5.50 underdog !!! It's just a perfect example of Gulbis career in long-term. And after this loss to ukrainian he declined to participate in Madrid and Rome. He lost 550pts and now founds himself on 85. position where he was like more than 1 year ago ! In fact, he is not used to play outside top-50 and he knows that the only solution is to win games.
Just think, how stronger is Gulbis's serve comparing to Fognini's serve. Motivation will also play some role here because Gulbis is used to be in top-40 for a long time and know he has to work hard to get back. This is also gonna be his last chance to prepare for Paris. I don't think he will lose in the first round here and also the fact that he accepted the invitation to play means that he feels much better now. Maybe he needed some short break, who knows. Maybe he didn't have any health problems at all.
All in all, Gulbis is much stronger than Fognini, who is not in the best form.
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|Gulbis||Pinnacle||2.01||8||1-2 WON (+8.08 units)|