Davidovich vs Lajovic: prediction for the ATP Sydney
Alejandro Davidovich takes on Dusan Lajovic in the Round of 32 of the Sydney International tournament. Who will advance to the next round? Look out for our answer in the prediction below.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina has only played in men's doubles events this year, and he won both of his matches. It is hard to make a fair judgement of the Spaniard's form, but we must mention, that Davidovich is a clay court specialist, and matches on hard courts are usually a challege for him.
Dusan Lajovic, on the other hand, has only participated in single's events, but he lost all of his matches this year. At the ATP Cup, the Serbian player lost to Casper Ruud (3-6, 5-7) and Roberto bautista Agut (1-6, 4-6) in straight sets, and he also withdrew from the match against Cristian Garin due to heat cramps (6-4, 4-6, 0-3).
In the last 5 matches, Davidovich Fokina played only 1 tie-break.
Lajovic played more than 9 games in the first set in 4 of his last 5 matches.
Lajovic lost all three of his matches in Australia, but we must admit that he was defeated by very powerful opponents. Lajovic looked decent against Ruud and Bautista Agut, so we believe he will put up a fight against Davidovich Fokina.
Our prediction - total over 22 games
Lajovic has a good record against Davidovich, so we believe in his victory in this pair. For the Spaniard, this will be the first single's event of the year, while Lajovic has already played three matches.
Second wager - Lajovic to win