Malek Jaziri vs Mayer (By: Iniestaone)
Second round match from ATP Estoril between Jaziri (#75) and Leo Mayer (#62)
I am once again banking on Jaziri. For his match against Jarry in the first round, I wrote about how he has been fighting for everything lately even though the results haven't gone his way most of the time and I think that fighting spirit came through against Jarry.
Jaziri won the first set 6-3, lost the second 3-6 and was immediately broken in the third. Usually, we'd see a complete collapse from Jaziri at that point but he recovered so well by staying in the match by holding his serve and finally breaking Jarry twice to win the set 6-4.
Mayer defeated Lajovic in two sets in the first round, it was a good display from him no doubt but it was still a very unstable victory where both sets could have gone either way.
Lajovic seems to be overwhelmed by his recent success in Monte Carlo and I think we can expect a few more poor results from him in the near future. He has never been able to throw Mayer off his rhythm, it was Mayer's third victory in four encounters against him.
Motivation is the biggest reason for me backing Jaziri here though. He is going to compete fully in Estoril, Madrid Masters is coming up and Jaziri has never played it so Estoril will be important for him ahead of possibly Rome Masters that starts May 13th.
Leo Mayer has been given a place in the Madrid qualifiers where he is the 12th seed, has been there many times and I believe he values it a lot more than Estoril. If things aren't going Mayer's way from the get go then we can probably expect his mind to wander off to Madrid in the middle of the match.
Malek Jaziri vs Mayer predictions
|Jaziri||Pinnacle||3.43||8||2-0 WON (+19.44 units)|
Malek Jaziri vs Mayer betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).