Fucsovics vs Seppi (By: Iniestaone)
R16 from ATP Sofia between Fucsovics (#47) and Seppi (#37)
After all that waiting, Garin sadly withdrew from Cordoba hours before his scheduled match vs Ramos. Really disappointing for me, especially after Wild choked so hard vs Giannessi. New day tomorrow though and I've decided to back Fucsovics.
I've been trying to map out Seppi's February plans and I can't see how the tournament in Sofia fits in here. He started the season with a loss in Doha, played eight matches in Australia (6W/2L) and three days ago he was in India where he won two Davis Cup matches. Now he's in Bulgaria like he was this time last year when he defeated Youzhny in the first round and got knocked out by G. Muller in the second. He went on to play Rotterdam after Sofia last year where he reached the semis and I have a feeling he will go there this year as well to defend his semi final spot (they are holding one last wildcard at the moment) which would mean he won't give it his all in Sofia as Rotterdam starts on Monday.
Fucsovics is I believe very much prepared for this match. He didn't play Davis Cup this weekend due to his boycott of the Hungarian DC team. He's been in Sofia for several days now, he practiced with Bautista Agut and I think preparations will be a key factor for this match because it seems to be Fucsovics has done so much more in that department than Seppi reasonably could.
The head to head reads 1-1 and both matches were played last year, Seppi won the first one in the Canberra challenger and Fucsovics took an easy two set win in Beijing. I don't think either of them has a clear advantage over the other on an indoor court, but I just don't see how a Seppi that turns 35 in a few weeks won't be affected by all the travelling and switching between hardcourt in Australia, grass in India and indoor in Bulgaria.
Fucsovics vs Seppi predictions
|Fucsovics||Pinnacle||2.02||8||2-0 WON (+8.16 units)|
Fucsovics vs Seppi betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).