The second semifinal in Wuhan for today is Petra Kvitova against Simona Halep. The two players have met only three times so far in their careers, once this year for Fed Cup where Halep took the win for Romania in three sets - 6/4, 3/6, 6/3. The Romanian has already qualified for the World Tour Finals in Singapore and despite being in a good form might struggle against the strong Czech. Kvitova on the other hand hadn't have the best of year so far, but was able to beat current World number 1 Kerber and gain an easy win after that with Konta. It is going to be a competitive game possibly in 3 sets and it might be a good opportunity to seek a surprise here.
Today we have a very interesting quarter final clash from the WTA tournament in Wuhan, China, where Petra Kvitova takes on Johanna Konta. Both players are very good hard hitters, and they are both doing well on hard court. Kvitova managed to upset Kerber with a 2-1 win yesterday while Konta on her end defeated Suarez Navarro in straight sets. Both of the players had tough matches yesterday, playing tie breaks and what not, so the fatigue should be a factor here. We think that this could be a very close up clash, as both players are strong with 7 wins in their last 10 matches. The bookmakers also don’t give advantage to any of them. In terms of head-to-head, Kvitova and Konta have met twice before, splitting 1 win for each. As we already said, this should be a close call battle and a tie break is more than possible here and even 3 sets. That being said, over 21 games should be covered easily.
Gilles Simon will be the second round opponent of Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. Two days ago we did very accurate prediction between Damir Dzumhur and Garcia-Lopez as although difficult it happened.
Now in a game from the second round here in Metz, we are going to see the very strong French - Gilles Simon, who is usually one serious opponent but he is mostly not in a mood of playing so Garcia-Lopez has all the chances to take the victory as well. What we saw about the Garcia-Lopez in our last prediction about his was the passion for tennis. He was aggressive, he played with enthusiasm and desire and he completely deserved to win in this game. Moreover, Garcia-Lopez is in one great place in that scheme, that if he wins against Simon, he has all the chances to reach the final.
We believe that he knows that and he will not give up till the very last point of the match. In the half of Garcia-Lopez is Thiem, but recently Thiem is playing disastrous and he can be eliminated in the earlier rounds too. What we can see from the head to head games, between both players is that there is not an easy games, almost all games were thrilling 3 sets.
Finally, we are back on the winning road and the next game is against from the amazing tournament in Metz, France. The next game which we are going to predict is between Malek Jaziri and Ivan Dodig.
Actually, we do not wish to bet on a players who won previous tournament but the truth is that Malek Jaziri won the Challenger in Istanbul last week and he had 3 days to rest before he play on this tournament. Moreover, Jaziri played on a Challenger and this is definitely not from the class of one ATP 250. Also against Jaziri is not a better opponent. Well Ivan Dodig is a good player, but he has not won a single game since June.
Malek Jaziri on hard indoor is pretty good tennis, moreover, this year we did lots of predictions about him and we can say that he is our leprechaun. The game is potentially over 20.5 games which is the line but we will stick on the win for Jaziri which is staked very highly.