In the quarterfinals of ATP Hamburg, Stefanos Tsitsipas receives the reply of Dusan Lajovic.
The match is scheduled for the second time on the central field, during Friday.
The approximate time of the dispute is 14:30. In the following you can read the analysis of the confrontation, and at the end of the article you will find the tip offered.
The Am Rothembaum tournament is the last to be held on slag before the Roland Garros competition.
The competition in Germany normally takes place at the end of July, but has now been postponed to September due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Dusan Lajovic: Team form, news and statistics
Dusan Lajovic ranks 24th in the world, but only because his points in Monte Carlo have not been reduced.
In April 2019, the Serb toured his life and reached the last act in the Principality.
There he did not find the resources to defeat Fabio Fognini, but the points gathered there kept him well and well among the top 30 athletes in the world.
The balance for 2019 was a negative one: 22 victories and 28 defeats.
Things are not getting better this year. After defeats in a row in the first round of the Cincinnati Open, US Open and Kitzbuhel, two better tournaments on European clay followed.
First, Lajovic defeated Davidovich Fokina and Raonic in Rome, to give up in the third round with Rafa Nadal. This week, the 30-year-old Serb eliminated Adrian Mannarino and Karen Khachanov to make it to the second quarter-finals of 2020.
He ticked the first one on clay in Buenos Aires, where he lost to Norwegian Casper Ruud .
Stefanos Tsitsipas: Team form, news and statistics
Stefanos has played two solid matches so far in the current edition of the Hamburg tournament. In the opening round, Tsitsipas beat Daniel Evans: 6-3, 6-1, and in round 2 he eliminated Pablo Cuevas: 7-5, 6-4.
The occupant of the 6th place ATP did not give up his service even once in the two games.
Moreover, the percentage on the first ball was impressive for Stefanos: 77% in the duel with the British, respectively 81% in the match in round 2. After two painful defeats, with Coric (US Open) and Sinner (Rome), things seem to be back to normal.
Tsitsipas needed a break for a few weeks and now seems to be at a high level. Given that Daniil Medvedev was quickly eliminated, the Greek Tsitsipas remains the main favorite to win the title.
The service helps him, the strong forehand facilitates fast points, and the defense was also at high levels.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Dusan Lajovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
It is the fourth match between the two players.
Stefanos leads 2-1.
He won his last two matches: 7-6, 6-4 at ATP Roma, respectively 4-6, 6-3 6-4 on the hard at ATP Beijing.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Dusan Lajovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
The difference between the two players is substantial. Stefanos has a much greater potential, and Lajovic is shyly starting to return to the level he had at the start of 2019.
Although he won the first two matches in Hamburg, I don’t see the Serb producing the surprise.
The last two direct duels were decided by Stefanos, who will have a reliable ally in the strong service.
If Tsitsipas manages to keep his high percentage of points awarded on the first ball, I don’t see Lajovic able to take even one set. I choose the safer version, I confidently recommend the simple victory. Unibet offers a good share! Success!
Bet Tips: Stefanos Tsitsipas wins