After an amazing performance yesterday, Alexander Zverev beat his rival of Lithuania - Ričardas Berankis. The game finished in straight sets 0:3 (1:6, 1:6, 2:6). The young talent Alexander Zverev continue to follow his dreams. So, we continue to follow the most famous tournament in the World at the moment. Roland Garros 2nd round between Jared Donaldson and Grigor Dimitrov.
The Bulgarian talent is coming off a straight-sets win against Mohamed Safwat that took 30 games to decide the winner. Grigor won 88% of his first serve points and 59% of his 2nd serve points, moreover, he managed to win 77% of his total service points and was broken just once in his victory. The Bulgarian hope can improve on, however, are the 28 unforced errors, as it allowed the last two sets to be closer than they probably should have been. Regardless, solid performance from the top-10 player in the World. Currently, he is on the 5th position, while his opponent of the USA is on the 57th rank on the ATP World ranking.
The American hope is coming off a five sets win against his rival Nicolas Jarry that took 47 games to decide the game. Jared Donaldson won 76% of his 1st serve points and 59% of his 2nd serve points, moreover, Jared Donaldson was able to grind out a marathon game by winning 67% of his service points and hitting 23 unforced errors in five sets. Jared hopes to make the third round of a Grand Slam for the third time in his career. Jared Donaldson has lost 5 of his last 7 games on a clay court. Against each other, both players never met before that and this is their first competitive game on a high level.
We are in a bad losing series in the ATP. We really do not know why there are such surprises recently, but we believe that after the bad period there will be the sun on our street. We are continuing following the ATP Monte Carlo, Monaco anyway and our next pick will be for today.
Grigor Dimitrov faces off against his rival of Belgium - David Goffin. They will take a part of quarterfinals of this amazing competition. The Bulgarian Ace is coming off a three sets winning against his rival of Germany - Philipp Kohlschreiber that took 29 games to decide. Dimitrov won 68.4 % of his first serve points and 58.2 % of his second serve points. Dimitrov struggled with his serve yet again, but he won 41% of his return points and gave himself 40 break chances. Dima has played three sets in five of his previous six appearances.
The Bulgarian talent has won four of his previous five quarter-finals appearances, also, he hopes to make his fifth career semi-finals appearance in ATP World Tour Masters 1000, moreover, he has won six of his previous nine encounters on a clay court.
The Belgium talent is coming off a straight-sets win against Roberto Bautista Agut that took 22 games in an event. David won 75.3 % of his first serve points and 51 % of his second serve points. Goffin beat one of the hotter players in the tournament despite being broken three times. Belgium has yet to drop a set this tournament and has a chance to make the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters for the second straight year, moreover, he has won five of his previous six quarter-finals challenges, furthermore, he has a chance to make his fourth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi-finals appearance of his career. However, David Goffin has won four of his previous six appearances on a clay court.
Without necessarily playing well at the start of the new season, the Bulgarian rocket has some decent results, making the semi-finals in Brisbane, the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, and the final in Rotterdam. The results dried up post-Rotterdam, as he suffered successive opening round defeats in Dubai and Indian Wells, while he could only manage one win in ATP Miami, beating Maximilian Marterer before falling to Jeremy Chardy.
Our next prediction and preview will cover an event from ATP, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Yesterday, the Bulgarian Ace and the Russian Rocket showed an amazing outcome as they beaten Krajinovic and Dzumhur in straight sets, moreover, Andrey Rublev and Grigor Dimitrov face off against each other in an epic battle this afternoon.
The is their third competitive head-to-head encounter between them, also, we expect to be witnesses on a spectacular and historic game between them. Furthermore, Grigor Dimitrov still feels a slight pain in his shoulder and this gives us more hope to see a tough game. The Younger talent of Russia showed amazing outcomes so far this year.
Dimi is likely to want this one far more than their opponents. All things considered, the Bulgarian talent once again in good shape and, more importantly, he has a very good and accurate service and his baseline is perfect.
The next interesting which we found of the daily tennis programs is coming from ATP 500 Rotterdam, Netherlands, between Yuichi Sugita and Grigor Dimitrov. Both players will be held in Center Court in Rotterdam, Netherlands. We choose this event because our pick is over 21.5 games and have 93.6% success rate.
Currently, Yuichi Sugita has stopped participating in ATP Montpellier, France as he lost by Millman in three sets without any tiebreak, moreover, he is on the 41st position in ATP World Ranking, while Grigor Dimitrov decrease his success and now he stays on the 5th position in the ranking. Against each other, both players have played 2 competitive games and the Bulgarian Ace lead 2-0. The previous encounter between them was the last year in Cincinnati, USA and the Japanese rocket lost in straight easy sets 6:2, 6:1.
From the beginning of the season, Grigor Dimitrov will play for the first time in an indoor court and this fact can surprise us with an unpredictable outcome. The game will be tough for both players but we believe the Bulgarian Ace will take the game after all. We think the game can be in straight sets, but to be safer with our pick, we will go for over games line - Over 21.5 Games.
The next interesting game which we found of the ATP Australian Open is between the Bulgarian Ace - Grigor Dimitrov and the British Rocket - Kyle Edmund. Actually, we expect to see a tough game between those talent tennis players.
Yesterday, Grigor Dimitrov showed a very poor service and this disadvantage cost him a whole set, while Kyle Edmund showed much more impressive performance against his rival of Andrea Seppi. In the first set Edmund doesn’t show a confidence tennis, he lost the first set on a tie-break as the tie break finished 4-7 to the Italian Ace.
We can’t say that the Grigor Dimitrov is an absolute favourite in this game we don’t agree with the bookmakers. Dimitrov has a very good and accurate backhand slice and service and this can help him to win the first set on 9 Games.
Our recommendation is Over 37.5 Games. If you watch both previous games to each player. You will see that they made a tough game and has a huge opportunity to be tired.