Anderson vs Munar J. (By: Iniestaone)
Anderson looked quite rusty against Djere as a 1.25 favorite as he won the match after two tiebreaks. His first serve percentage was 67% over two sets, mainly because he reached 74% in the first set as he served much worse in second at 58%. He is now favorite to defeat Munar which I think he eventually will do but only after a match that is just as rough as the one vs Djere.
Munar has taken two straight set victories in Pune so far, vs Albot and Bolelli. Of course, they are nowhere near Anderson's capabilities but its still very telling that this Spanish youngster managed to hold tight against more experienced players who are within his own rank and defeat them the way he did. He bageled Bolelli in the second set of their match, winning 6-0. It should also be noted that Munar held an amazing first serve percentage in both these matches, vs Albot it was 74% and vs Bolelli it was 77%. He was broken once per match.
In a year i'll be betting on Munar to win matches like these against the likes of Anderson, but I don't think he's quite ready for that yet. However, losing this match with numbers like 5-7 6-7 wouldn't surprise me at all considering what we saw from him at the end of 2018.
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Anderson vs Munar J. prediction
|Munar +3,5||Pinnacle||2.28||8||2-0 LOST (-8 units)|