Darcis vs Karlovic
I have watched Darcis in Pune and he has surprised me a lot. He missed the entire 2018 season due to an elbow injury, but like several times before he made his return to tennis after a long absence. He has been nothing short of amazing considering the circumstances as he defeated Carballes Baena in two, Mmoh in three and most recently 4th seeded Jaziri in two.
Karlovic got the job done versus Gulbis, he clocked 25 aces and won after two tiebreaks. Nothing more to say about that really, it was a typical Karlovic match.
I think Karlovic will edge out yet another win in Pune vs Darcis and I think we'll see another first set that goes over 10.5 games. Darcis does not have the best serve, but he has the advantage over Karlovic when the ball is in play and he will be able to control the rallies on his own serve. Karlovic will naturally win his own service games.
Darcis vs Karlovic prediction
|1st set over 10.5||Bet365||1.83||8||6-7 WON (+6.64 units)|