Steve Johnson v Vasek Pospisil
Two big serving players from North America will look to impose their game on the other and there is not a lot to split Steve Johnson and Vasek Pospisil.
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Both players have had disappointing 2016 seasons to this point, but recent form certainly gives Steve Johnson the edge. He has been using his serve to full effect on the grass courts over the last couple of weeks compared with Pospisil who won his first main Tour match since the Miami Masters when beating Damir Dzumhur in the Second Round.
That does not show that Dzumhur had to come through a match earlier in the day and perhaps had little to offer either emotionally or physically. It shouldn’t be the case for Johnson who had another very impressive win against John Millman on Tuesday and who should feel a big serving display gives him a big edge in the contest.
For all the power Pospisil has, he has not really made the best use of his serve and I think Johnson comes through 76, 64 in this one.
HANDICAP BETTING PICK: Steve Johnson – 2.5 Games @ 2.0 with Eastbridge Sports Betting Brokerage
Prices correct at time of writing.