Coric vs Ramos
Borna Coric will return to action against Albert Ramos in the 1st round in Erste Bank Open in Vienna, after being Shanghai Rolex Masters finalist. No doubt he is the heavy favourite to win this match. In Shanghai he beat so many players in straight sets including Roger Federer.He had enough time to relax, so I am backing the Croatian to win this game also in straight sets. Borna Coric will be looking to get back to the winning days especially after his loss in the final of the Shangai Masters against Novak Djokovic 3-6, 4-6.
Albert Ramos should not cause too much problems to Borna Coric and I think he will struggle against the Croatian in this encounter. His form during the whole year is weak, even too weak and inconsistent. In his last match in Antwerp the champion Edmund albosutely outplayed him with 6:0 6:2 after I think the result in the end of the match was 6:0 4:0 and Ramos succeeded to avoid even double bagels. Coric is similar player as Kyle, but maybe even better than him technically.
When we take H2H matches between them, Coric leads 2:1 against Ramos. This season they had one match in Indian Wells and Borna won it 6:0 6:3. I doubt it will be another fast win for Coric, maybe one of the sets will be a long one, but still don't think the Croatian will have to play three sets to progress to the 2nd round. Win in staight sets for Borna looks like a better option for me than under 20.5 games, so I am going with correct score 2:0 for Coric.
Coric vs Ramos prediction
|Coric 2:0 Sets CS||Bet365||1.50||10||2-1 LOST (-10 units)|