Nishikori vs Gulbis (By: Iniestaone)
1/8-finals from Rotterdam between Nishikori (#7) and Gulbis (#81)
There are a lot of ways one could on this match aside from a moneyline win, I think a good bet is Gulbis to take a set at around 1.90 or Gulbis to win the first set but I am backing him to cause the upset
Nishikori defeated Herbert yesterday and it was a much harder match for him than it should have been. He lost the first set 3-6 and looked very bad at match point in the third set as Herbert had three breakpoints which he could not convert. One has to remember that the result from that match would've been bad against even a well rested Herbert, but this was a Herbert who had played five matches in Montpellier with the last one being the finals just two days before his match vs Nishikori. He was fatigued and Nishikori did a very poor match anyway. This was his first match since Australian Open where he had to retire to Djokovic due to his right thigh so question still remains over his physical status
Gulbis on the other hand did an amazing job in his first match vs Copil and as I said in my preview for that match, despite losing in the qualifying final to Simon he was still very good in those matches vs Stakhovsky and Simon. He has played six sets here and was only broken that one time against Simon. He is showing great form in Rotterdam and I see him taking another win.
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Nishikori vs Gulbis predictions
|Gulbis||Pinnacle||3.73||8||2-0 LOST (-8 units)|
Nishikori vs Gulbis betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).