Bublik vs Sakamoto (By: Iniestaone)

Third round match from the San Luis Potosi challenger between Bublik (#100) and Sakamoto (#480)

Bublik's Roland Garros preparations have started and he is playing his first clay court tournament of the year in San Luis Potosi where he defeated Kevin King in the first round in quite a bad display, he is coming off a challenger title win in Monterrey and its understandable that he is tired as he was playing a lot of long matches there. He is a very competent hardcourt and indoor player as he hits very hard and has a serve that he utilizes very well but he is not a good clay courter, last year he went 1/5 on clay. He could not be properly challenged by King in the first round here as King is also a very bad clay courter but you wouldn't think Bublik was a 1.20 favorite just by watching the match.

Sakamoto is having another good run in San Luis Potosi where he has defeated Molcan and Ortega Olmedo in two quick sets each, he reached the semis here last year after taking six wins against amongst others Krstin and Londero. He plays nothing but clay and this surface in San Luis Potosi fits him very well. He has already caused upsets bigger than this during this season and I think he should be a much smaller underdog than what he is so I am backing him to defeat Bublik here.

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Bublik vs Sakamoto predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Sakamoto Pinnacle 2.64 8 0-2 WON (+13.12 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Bublik vs Sakamoto betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).
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