Gerasimov vs Rosol
These two players have met once and it was at this tournament in 2015, the match ended in a 6:3,7:6 win for Gerasimov and I think today he will win again.
Lucas Rosol is more of a clay court player but he does put in a good shift on indoors hard court and this year he has a 7/2 record.
Rosol has been impressive in his last few matches with 7 wins from his last 10 but he hasn't really played a more quality opponent and that's where I think Gerasimov edges it.
Gerasimov this year is 8/4 on indoors hard court, he lost to Mannarino at the quarter finals in Moscow and he defeated Dzumhur , Paire and Gabashvili.
Gerasimov at this tournament has swept aside Lacko and Masur easily, he looks to be in great shape and with that I believe he can win today by more than 2 games.
Gerasimov vs Rosol prediction
|Gerasimov -2.5 games||Pinnacle||1.95||8||1-2 LOST (-8 units)|