Schwartzman vs Davidovich: prediction for the National Bank Open
Diego Schwartzman and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina will fight against each other in the 1st round of the National Bank Open. Who will progress to the next round of the tournament? Here's our prediction.
Diego Schwartzman is having a controversial season. On the one hand, he played in the finals in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, but on the other hand, he made first-round exits in five of his last six tournaments. In total, the Argentine athlete played eight matches on hard courts; he recorded four victories and four losses.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina lacks consistency, too. His best result of the season so far is reaching the Monte Carlo Masters final. At that tournament, Davidovich overcame Novak Djokovic and Taylor Fritz but yielded to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the decisive match (3-6, 6-7). The Spaniard has four wins and six defeats on hard courts this season.
In 3 of Davidovich's last 5 matches, more than 9 games were played in the first set.
Schwartzman played 1 tie-break in his last 5 matches.
Schwartzman leads the head-to-head at 3-0. All three matches were held on hard courts. We will be backing the Argentine tennis player in the upcoming battle.
Our prediction - Schwartzman to win
Both opponents are having rough seasons. We don't think either of them will be able to confidently win this match, propably it will take three sets to determine the winner. Take the over.
Second prediction - total over 21 games