Tommy Paul vs Lorenzi (By: Iniestaone)

Quarterfinal match from the Sarasota challenger between Paul (#204) and Lorenzi (#110)

So I was very wrong regarding Lorenzi - Gomez in the second round in Sarasota, I backed Gomez to win due to his great form but he couldn't handle Lorenzi's consistency. Today I am backing Lorenzi specifically because of the consistency he has shown in Sarasota so far.

I have a hard time understanding the odds on Paul here, he is not a bad player at all when he plays at his highest level but he doesn't reach that very often. He is 6/3 this year so far and he caught three of those wins on hardcourt in Playford in the very first week of the season, he hasn't played a lot since then because he is still having problems with an elbow injury. He has now defeated Elias and Galan Riveros in Sarasota which is a good accomplishment but definitely not something that should warrant him being this big of a favorite against a clay courter like Lorenzi.

I would argue that in top form, Paul should be the favorite here but since he is far from it then I can't see him getting past Lorenzi if Lorenzi plays the way he did against Rubin and Gomez, he showed incredible patience from the baseline and made them both hit plenty of unforced errors and this is really a nightmarish opponent for Paul who is the complete opposite of Lorenzi when it comes to playing styles.

Lorenzi is the way to go here.

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Tommy Paul vs Lorenzi predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Lorenzi Pinnacle 2.70 8 2-1 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Tommy Paul vs Lorenzi betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).
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