Marius Copil vs Fritz
1st round match in Auckland between Copil and Fritz.
Two players who are both better servers than returners face off here and I expect the match to go over 22.5 games, most likely three sets. They've both played a game each so far into the new season, Copil was knocked out of Doha by Fucsovics in two sets when his serve let him down big time and Fritz lost to Kudla in three sets in a match that had two tiebreaks.
The last and only time Copil and Fritz met was in October in Basel where Copil won 7-6 7-5. I think this one tonight will be quite similar, many fast points on each serve with few breaks in between. Fritz is the favorite due to being better at the moment but Copil could just as easily take another win vs him. They are however 1.93 and 1.91 cm tall and play much better on serve than on return, so I think both of them will have an easy time holding serve.
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Marius Copil vs Fritz prediction
|Over 22.5||Bet365||1.72||8||29 WON (+5.76 units)|