Del Potro vs Haase
2nd round match between Juan Martin Del Potro and Robin Haase in Toronto.
Maybe it looks like a little bit optimistic tip at first, but have some reasons to believe it can happen. So, H2H it's 5:0 for Del Potro, that's why I am not too crazy to bet on Haase here, but will take +4.5 games AH for the Holland.
First of all, Del Potro played a final in Los Cabos a few days ago against Fabio Fognini and Haase is expected to be much fresher, because the Dutchman was eliminated in the start of the tournament in Kitzbuhel on clay courts. Infact Del Potro lost in the final against Fabio Fognini and in some parts of the match it looked like a one way traffic, because Fognini just outplayed the Argentinian. Fabio started slowly with a break down, but not only he rebroke his opponent, but also made one more in the 1st set and then won the 2nd with quite easiness for the final result 6:4 6:2. I doubt it was only because of his crazy hairstyle he used during the tournament, Del Potro is still in not an optimal form after it was his first tournament after Wimbledon.
Robin Haase decided to play a few tours on clay after Wimbledon,which is a little bit strange because now it's time for the hard court season in the USA and Canada. He started very good with SF in Umag, but then he lost twice in the early stages in Gstaad and Kitzbuhel. Now it's time for the hard courts and his start was really hopeful with a win over Kei Nishikori in straight sets 7:5 6:1. He started very slowly being 0:3 down, but returned the break and also made one more in the end of the 1st set. In the 2nd set he broke Nishikori three times for the final result 6:1. Haase played really clever in the decisive points, served well and has one strong weapon such as Del Potro- his killer forehand. Nishikori just couldn't deal with this shot during all of the match.
These two played have their similarities- tall players, good 1st serve, excellent forehands, but Del Potro looks just more finished as a tennis player. That's the reason he beat Haase in every single match between them, but in the last one this season in Miami, Haase showed brilliant opposition, but still DelPo won in three sets.
So, what's the main reason for my tip- it's something connected more with Robin Haase. When he has tours where he performed well in the previous season/s, he often repeats it. Last season he reached the SFs in Toronto with some impressive wins on his way before losing in a close match against Roger Federer, while Del Potro was eliminated at this stage(2nd round) by Shapovalov. When we add Del Potro is not going to be so fresh, the rain will be during all of the day and it's expected to have a lot of pauses(although this is 1st match in the daily schedule), which can easily stop your rhythm and in the last two matches between them Del Potro won by 4 games difference, I believe Haase has really good chances to take a set here, but prefer to play +4.5 games AH for the Dutchman. His win against Nishikori has to give him much more confidence!
Del Potro vs Haase prediction
|Haase +4.5 games AH||Pinnacle||1.73||9||Cancelled PUSH (Stake return)|