Kudla vs Sugita
Yuichi Sugita will face Denis Kudla in the QFs in Halle.
The Japanese made me big impression last season, that he feels really comfortable on this surface. He won the Surbiton chllenger and the tournament in Antalya during 2017 and he continues to wonder the crowd with his performances on grass courts. He started really well with two wins against the home player Maximilian Marterer and Dominic Thiem. Against the Austrian, he played so good on return, putting his opponent under pressure during the whole match. Over 10 break chances and finally straight set win in his favor..that speaks a lot about his form.
Denis Kudla is not so popular American player, but he can produce surprise here and even win the match, if Yuichi doesn't go into the match very well. I doubt the Asian will underestimate his opponent and will be absolutely concentrated from the beginning. Deni Kudla started the tournament from the qualifications and bet players like Basilashvili and Pella, while in the main draw he eliminated Lacko and Tsitsipas. I watched the match against Tsitsipas and the American showed weaknesses in the 2nd set, which the young Greek couldn't succeed to use. They went into a lot of long games, but Kudla was the winner in most of them. Against Sugita, who is experienced player, close to the 30ies, his task will be much harder and bookies give slight advantage to the Japanese here. I also think Sugita is favorite to win the match,but will not be suprised if it happens in three sets. Hope for a good Japanese start in the match, it will help a lot !
Kudla vs Sugita prediction
|Sugita||Bet365||1.80||9||2-0 LOST (-9 units)|