Tsitsipas vs. Thiem
Stefanos Tsitsipas continues to impress in Barcelona. Known as one of the most promising young players on the ATP World Tour, the 19-year-old already secured his career-high ranking next week with an unprecedented appearance in the top-60. Adding to this, Tsitsipas won back-to-back matches against top-25 players for the first time in his career. Looking now at Stefanos’ campaign on this event, the former junior world No.1 reaches this stage of the competition after a 6 – 4 7 – 5 win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
Dominic Thiem remains on course to claim first Barcelona Open title. The 2017 runner-up overcame a slow start from break down in the opening set to win 7 – 6 6 – 2 against Josef Kovalik. Nevertheless, Thiem never looked comfortable on court with 24 winners and 33 unforced errors. Moreover, the Austrian conceded three breaks of serve with Dominic winning only 58.82% of the points behind his first serve.
This will be the 3rd official meeting between these two players with Thiem leading on the h2h by 2 – 0.
Despite Dominic’s lead on the h2h, it won’t be easy for the Austrian to overcome such a dangerous player on this surface as Tsitsipas. On the other hand, the Greek won a set on their most recent encounter at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on the Over 21.5 at 83/100 at green listed bookmaker Pinnacle as the best betting approach for this contest.
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