Querrey vs Garcia-Lopez (By: Iniestaone)

Second round match from ATP Houston between Querrey (#71) and Garcia-Lopez (#115)

I've been trying to map out Garcia-Lopez's plans for the clay season and I can't fit ATP Houston in there, he will be playing the Monte Carlo qualifications in a few days before going to Barcelona and seeing him in Houston this year really surprised me as he hasn't been here since 2011. He didn't go a good first round match against Rubin as he won in three sets and Rubin is not a good player on clay and on top of that it was his first clay match of the year

Querrey prioritizes Houston a lot more, he will play it out and then attend Rome in May right after unless he sandwiches in Francavilla al Mare challenger between them to get some more clay court matches in. He did really well against Fratangelo in his first round in Houston as he won 6-3 6-4, he was broken once in his worst serve game but otherwise he won 90% of the points on his first serve and hit 13 aces which is a lot considering how few games were played

Garcia-Lopez produced good results up until late February when his form collapsed, he has now been switching from North American hardcourts to challengers in Spain where he left no impression whatsoever.

Querrey is usually not a reliable clay court player but this is the one clay court where he does thrive because of how fast it is and he has been here almost every year since 2007, reaching the finals twice, semis once and quarters twice. He has 6-1 on Garcia-Lopez and the win Garcia-Lopez took was on clay in Geneva on a much slower clay court than this one.

Regarding my thoughts on Garcia-Lopez schedule, I might be wrong but I am also making a bold prediction that I wouldn't need to do for this tip to hold weight. I am just getting all my thoughts out there for you. He will probably be playing the qualifiers for Monte Carlo on Saturday, he has played that tournament ten times since 2005 (3 years in a row now) and that being said I can't see him be motivated enough to put in the kind of performance he would need to put in to defeat Querrey here. Especially if Querrey wins the first set we're likely to see Garcia-Lopez give up the second.

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Querrey vs Garcia-Lopez predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Querrey 2-0 Pinnacle 2.49 8 2-0 WON (+11.92 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Querrey vs Garcia-Lopez betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).
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