Carreno-Busta vs Shapovalov (By: Iniestaone)

First round match from ATP Rome between Carreno Busta (#42) and Shapovalov (#20)

I think we can start backing Carreno to win some matches again, I went against him in his last match against Opelka which he lost 4-6 6-7 and what I took away from that match is that he is slowly reaching his best level, his serve is starting to look good again and he moves well. I don't blame him too much for losing to an Opelka who was playing better than ever on clay in Madrid.

Meanwhile, Shapovalov is per usual not doing a good clay season. He was really good in Madrid last year and is the one time he put in a strong run in a clay court tournament, otherwise he is 0/3 this season after having one good set per match against Struff, Garin and Auger Aliassime.

Any day now Carreno Busta will start winning matches, and the only reason he is the underdog here is due to his bad form, otherwise he would be a comfortable favorite against Shapovalov as he is the much better clay courter. He moves a lot smarter on this surface and his slides are very much superior to Shapo's.

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Carreno-Busta vs Shapovalov predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Carreno Busta Pinnacle 2.06 8 0-2 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Carreno-Busta vs Shapovalov betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).
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Comments (6)
Odds for shapovalov has dropped from 1.80 to 1.60, who knows why??
05/13/2019 - 15:21
Its just expected odds movement for such a close moneyline match, the odds are actually 1.70 on average for Shapo and 2.17 on Carreno when looking at all bookies
05/13/2019 - 15:34
Don’t really like what I’m seeing now
05/13/2019 - 16:21
It's gonna be a miracle for Carreno to even win a set..
05/13/2019 - 17:06
carreno looks completely terrible..
05/13/2019 - 17:21
Busta's 3 last shots was total failure: to the net, to the net (easy shots) and front of the net way to the out.
05/13/2019 - 17:33
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