Mena vs Menendez (By: Iniestaone)
Semifinal match from San Luis Potosi between Mena (#465) and Menendez-Maceiras (#137)
I am backing Menendez to take a straight set win here and progress to the finals quickly.
Menendez flew from Marrakech to San Luis Potosi to play home player Sanchez in the first round where he lost the first set 3-6 and won the remaining two 6-1 6-2 unbroken. It was an expected run of events as he obviously needed time to adapt and he has since defeated both Seyboth Wild and Muller in two very fast sets each unbroken. He has grown in this tournament for every match and especially the last match against Muller was huge as he won 6-0 6-2.
Mena is having a great run in SLP but he hasn't been nearly as convincing, he has played longer matches against worse opponents and he is coming off a 7-6 7-6 win against Pavic in the quarters. He was not having a good match that day, serving at merely 45% first serve and a better opponent would have won against him but Pavic being Pavic couldn't take advantage of that.
I think we'll see a different story here, Menendez Maceiras is a class above Mena and he has been here plenty of times before, reaching the finals twice. I can't see Mena harming him.
€25 Risk Free Bet
Mena vs Menendez predictions
|Menendez 2-0||Pinnacle||2.54||8||1-2 LOST (-8 units)|
Mena vs Menendez betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).