Fognini vs Gerasimov: who has a better chance to win?
On July 26, Fabio Fognini and Egor Gerasimov face off in the second round of the Tokyo Olympics. Who will be stronger in this matchup? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Fogniniis not very fond of playing on hard: the Italian prefers clay courts. Nevertheless, with the proper attitude, Fabio is able to perform equally well on any surface. It looks like Fognini came to Tokyo with serious intentions because in the first round of the competition he effortlessly defeated one of the stronger Japanese tennis players Yuichi Sugita. The victory was earned in two sets (6-4, 6-4).
Gerasimov is showing mediocre tennis at the moment, and with such performance, he can hardly count on any success at the Olympic Games. In the first round of the tournament, Egor defeated the eminent Frenchman Gilles Simon, but mainly due to the fact that Simon himself is in terrible shape this season. Gerasimov also lost a set to the French tennis player (4-6, 6-3, 6-4).
In the last five matches, Gerasimov played 2 tie-breaks.
Fognini has played under 9.5 games in the first set in 3 of his last 5 matches.
In this confrontation, one can safely bet on Fognini. Fabio is a stronger player than Gerasimov, and if the Italian plays with maximum focus, he will easily get a victory in this match.
Our prediction - Fognini to win with a handicap of (-3) games.
Prediction: Handicap (-3) to Fognini
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Gerasimov has shown unstable performance throughout the season. Every now and then, Egor plays good matches, but this happens very rarely. Definitely, the Belarusian doesn't have a chance to beat Fognini, who played a great match in the first round. If Fabio plays the same way, he will get an easy win.
Second prediction - total under 23 games.