Del Potro vs Coric
Juan Martin Del Potro IMO is not such big favorite against Borna Coric as the odds are suggesting. I really think the big Argentinean will have big problems against young Croat. That being said, totals seems to me as very low.
Coric can win the set here at least. Plus, in theory we can reach this number even in straight sets.
Delpo is former champion here and last season semifinalist. Currently he is world No. 3 and with decent 29-6 hard court record in 2018.
In previous three rounds he was without dropped set but already three sets were a tiebreak sets including two against Verdasco in previous round. So, he was good but far from perfect.
Coric plays his best tennis this season. Currently he is No.20 and this 21 year old player definitely is going to be only better. He is everything but some random guy in Top 20. He already proved his amazing talent in meetings with some of world best.
Not so long ago he defeated even Federer. It was on Federer's favorite place, grass in Halle. Such win worth even more if we know it was in final match. He met Federer also earlier in this season. It was on hard court in Indian Wells and although lost back then it was again very tied match with Coric winning the opening set. Furthermore, Coric played with Djokovic too in this season. Lost but it was 7-6/7-5 match. The most recent big name with whom Coric met was his teammate from the Croatian national team, Marin Cilic. It was less than month ago on Toronto Masters. Cilic was better but Coric took one set there too.
All those mentioned matches against big names were in best of 3. Now against Delpo in best of 5, I see even better chances for Coric to win set.
I like Coric's style. He is good server, not so great like Delpo but good enough. Furthermore, he is not some scared kid who will quit when the things don't start in his favor and that is very important for this bet
Del Potro vs Coric prediction
|Over 37.5||Pinnacle||1.93||8||26 LOST (-8 units)|