Carballes Baena vs Humbert (By: Iniestaone)
Qualifying semifinal for ATP Madrid between Carballes Baena (#86) and Humbert (#64)
It took some time for Carballes Baena to get into some form as he had a very slow start to the season, he is 16/13 so far but he won the Murcia challenger in mid April and then produced some great results in Barcelona where he defeated amongst others Garin before losing to Nishikori 4-6 5-7 in the quarterfinals. He has picked up form in the right time for Madrid.
Humbert has gone the other way, his hardcourt spring was great but he has not been able to produce good results on clay so far, mainly because he is not a clay courter, he has 42 matches on clay in total in his career (21/21) but the vast majority of them have been on Futures and he isn't good when playing against good clay courters who utilize the slide as they are supposed to
Carballes Baena should be able to win this one without problems, he is so well adapted to the clay at this point being 13/7 on the surface for the season while Humbert has merely played four and won one which was a three set victory against Diep in Monte Carlo as a 1.04 favorite. Humbert is a great indoor player where his hard shots do real damage but on a slower court where the ball doesn't move as fast, I can't see him threaten an experienced, in form C-B on a Spanish court.
Carballes Baena vs Humbert predictions
|Carballes Baena 2-0||Bet365||1.83||8||2-0 WON (+6.64 units)|
Carballes Baena vs Humbert betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).