American Jared Donaldson and Frenchman Benoit Paire will meet tonight, not earlier than 18.00, to fight for a seat in the second round of the ATP tournament in Toronto. The match is announced to be a balanced and spectacular one, because both practice a pleasant tennis.
He was just one time on this tour, two seasons ago, but he did not manage to get past 16 then.
Prior to this tour, he was present in Washington, where he was quickly eliminated by Stefanos Tsitsipas in the second round in a decisive set.
He has a positive balance on the hard this season, although unconvincing, with 11 wins and 9 defeats.
His best performance on the hard in 2018 came to Acapulco, where he got to the semifinals, yielding to Kevin Anderson.
He is in his third personal presence here in Toronto, after having failed to achieve remarkable results at the previous two.
He has a positive balance, albeit modest on the hard this season, with 8 wins and 7 defeats.
The beginning of the year was productive for the French, with semifinals in Pune and Sydney, but then slowly quit along.
Former World number 18, he is currently ranked only in 55th place, with low chances of ever occupying a position above the 20th place.
The two players have met up to now twice.
The score of the direct meetings is 1-1, but in the most recent duel, the one in Montreal last year, Donaldson has set himself in minimum sets
Jared Donaldson – Benoit Paire betting odds
Predator Jared Donaldson – Benoit Paire
Both are tall players, so we can expect a match with many around tonight.
Paire has psychological problems, because I have seen that he often loses control during the game by pulling the ground missiles, and that does not help him at all against a player with an offensive approach like Donaldson.
Jared will be massively supported by the crowd because he is evolving to one of his favorite tournaments, and this factor could be decisive.
I expect a few tactical mistakes from the American and I count on its freshness.
Tennis pick : Jared Donaldson