Thursday offers an interesting match in the men’s tournament in Beijing between Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili and young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.

🎾Analysis and information for Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

▪️The China Open tournament takes place in Beijing, and in this analysis I will detail the match of the second round between Nikoloz Basilashvili and Stefanos Tsitsipas, to conclude with the related bet.
▪️Beijing is a city of 21.5 million inhabitants, being the capital of the country, in fact its name meaning “the capital of the north”, opposite to Nanjing.
▪️This tournament is big, ATP 500, with a prize pool of $ 3,515,225.
▪️The host is the National Tennis Center complex, which has open-air hard-covered grounds.
▪️The contest table includes Isner, Zverev, Aliassime or Murray.

Nikoloz Basilashvili

▪️The 27-year-old Georgia player is currently ranked 17th in the ATP rankings, the highest position in Cairo.
▪️After a first half year without notable results, Basilashvili managed to win in the 500-point tournament in Hamburg, where he passed Alexander Zverev himself, and in the final he defeated Andrey Rublev.
▪️He managed a good tournament at the US Open, where he reached the 3rd round, and in this tournament he passed in the first round by the Argentine Guido Pella, in minimum sets.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

▪️The young Greek player, aged 21, is currently ranked 7th ATP, the highest position being 5th.
▪️The slag season was an exceptional one for Tsitsipas, winning the Estoril tournament and reaching the final in Madrid, respectively in the semi-finals in Rome.
▪️After the Washington tournament reached the semifinals, the remarkable results were missing, being defeated in the US tournaments almost every time in the first round.

🎾Direct meetings

The two players met only once, this year at the Australian Open, when Tsitsipas prevailed with 3-1 sets.

Nikoloz Basilashvili: Player form, news and statistics
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▫️Nikoloz Basilashvili is a 27-year-old Georgian, ranked 17th ATP.
▫️And Basilashvili is one of the best tennis players in the world, he has been steadily growing for the last 4 years. Now he reached the top 20, well deserved, being able to even reach the top 10. Obviously, there is very difficult to get there but Basilashivili has a quality found in few tennis players, namely constancy.
▫️In 2019 he has the quarterfinals in Doha, the quarterfinals in Dubai, the quarterfinals in Budapest, the semifinals in Lyon, the title in Hamburg and the quarterfinals in Metz.
▫️His form is average, but he played very well in Canada when he was defeated by Zverev (6th place ATP).
♦️Here:– 6-4 7-6 with Pella (22nd place ATP), winning 87% balls with the first service, 53% with the second service, offering 8 break balls (7 saves)

Stefanos Tsitsipas: Player form, news and statistics
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▫️Stefanos Tsitsipas is a 21-year-old Greek, ranked 7th ATP.
▫️And Tsitsipas is obviously one of the stars of his generation, although the results are far below his potential and expectations. But Tsitsipas can make very big matches, for example, moving from Federer to the Australian Open, being very young so he can grow a lot in the next decade.
▫️In 2019 he has semifinals at the Australian Open, quarterfinals at Sofia, title at Marseille, final at Dubai, title at Estoril, final at Madrid, semifinals at Rome, quarterfinals at Queen’s and semifinals at Washington.
▫️Tsitsipas’s form is weak, however, losing in the first round at both the Canadian Open and the Cincinnati and then the US Open.
▫️In addition he comes after abandonment in the first round at Zhuhai, accusing medical problems.
♦️Here:– 4-6 6-3 6-4 with Lajovic (29th place ATP), winning 84% balls with the first service, 57% with the second, offering 3 break balls (1 save)

🎾Direct match statistics Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

In the only direct meeting, this year at the Australian Open, Tsitsipas prevailed 6-3 3-6 7-6 6-4.

Tennis Prediction of the Day Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

The form shown by Stefanos Tsitsipas in this period is a doubtful one, alternating the moments of domination with those of “disappearance of the game”, and Nikoloz Basilashvili is an extremely constant player, without having decisive weapons in the game. So I expect a long, endurance game, with shifts behind the field, with high chances that the game will be decided in a decisive set, even if Stefanos Tsitsipas starts with the first chance.

Prediction Today: Over 22.5 games
Odds: 1.83

Nikoloz Basilashvili is a very solid tennis player, top 20 ATP, who passed here easily in the first round of Pella. So he can keep close to his opponent and even set. Stefanos Tsitsipas is very valuable but comes after a very weak period, with no win this summer in the US Open Series, then with withdrawal from Zhuhai. The fact that he is not fit also affects his service, and here in the first match he made 5 double mistakes, a very large figure and much over the line set here. In addition, with Mannarino last week he has 2 double mistakes.

Bet Tips: Stefanos Tsitsipas makes over 1.5 double mistakes
Odds: 1.73

Stefanos Tsitsipas is not having the best time, but he wants to make the best of Beijing. The opponent in the second round is not an easy one, but I think the superior value of the Greek can make the difference. The service, the reverb, but also the forehand are important weapons in Stefanos’ arsenal and that is precisely why I bet on him in the dispute against the goaltender.
▫️Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili will face a real challenge in Beijing, where he will meet Stefanos Tsitsipas.
▫️Nikoloz is the trophy holder, because last year he outclassed Del Potro in the final act.
▫️Here he went through the first lap quite hard for Pella scorer. Even though the victory came in minimum sets, there were two sets worked, the opponent always keeping it under pressure.
▫️Before coming here he was present at Metz, where he stopped in quarters, where he fell victim to the French Tsonga.
▫️On the other side, Tsitsipas is a newcomer here, but nonetheless, he is the number 3 favorite in the title.
▫️In the debut round he had big problems against Lajovic. After giving up the first set he managed to raise his level of play and won the next two in a pretty impressive way.
▫️He already has two titles won this season and can be pleased with his playing at the moment.
▫️The two have been opponents only once, this year at the Australian Open. On that occasion, the Greek won the score 3-1.
▫️Both are versatile players, with very good skills on fast surfaces. Stefanos should have a stronger service, but in the last game he had some difficulties in this regard.
▫️I expect Nikoloz to make a big mistake too, so this time I go to the favorite’s hand.

Prediction Today: Stefanos Tsitsipas
Odds: 1.60