Pablo Carreno Busta v Janko Tipsarevic
It was a great win for Janko Tipsarevic in the First Round against Sam Querrey, but I am not sure how much credit the Serb gets on his own. He was once a top player on the Tour, but Tipsarevic has been struggling to match the power that other players have produced since returning from an injury and I am not sure he will have enough too cool Pablo Carreno Busta.
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The last couple of weeks has seen the Spaniard moving through the gears to win a title in Winston Salem and also come through his First Round match without any issues. Pablo Carreno Busta reached the Semi Final in Los Cabos so has to be seen as being in a rich vein of form on a surface he hasn’t enjoyed too much in the past.
Carreno Busta is now 9-2 this summer on the hard courts and that is going to give any player a boost in confidence. The losses to Feliciano Lopez and Gael Monfils are nothing to be ashamed of and Carreno Busta should have too much for Tipsarevic who has spent almost all of his time on the clay courts to regain confidence and rhythm.
Tipsy did win a title in a Challenger event on the red dirt a couple of weeks ago, but he is going to need to produce a high level of performance to back up his upset of Querrey. A defeat to Ze Zhang in his last hard court match before the US Open suggests it is too much to ask at this moment in his career and I think Carreno Busta moves through in three or four sets.
HANDICAP BETTING PICK: Pablo Carreno Busta – 1.5 Sets @ 1.80 with Eastbridge Sports Betting Brokerage
Prices correct at time of writing.