Alexandr Dolgopolov v Bernard Tomic
This could be a fascinating Semi Final to watch from Acapulco as both Alexandr Dolgopolov and Bernard Tomic are capable of producing the ridiculous to the sublime.
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It isn’t easy to always predict what we are going to see when these two players head to the court and the wind in Acapulco has been another issue. That hasn’t affected these players though as they use plenty of slice and variation to put opponents in awkward spots on the court and I am interested to see how it develops.
The edge goes to Alexandr Dolgopolov for me because I think he has recorded the more impressive wins this week and looks to be in the stronger form. Bernard Tomic fans might point out that he has yet to drop a set but I think he has had the more straight-forward draw and a better player than Illya Marchenko would have given him big problems on Thursday.
Dolgopolov is a better player and looks to be playing the more secure tennis and I think he will find himself in the Final after a three set win. It could easily end up a score similar to 26, 63, 62 in this one and I think the Ukrainian will head through.
HANDICAP BETTING PICK: Alexandr Dolgopolov -1.5 Games @ 1.84 with Matchbook
Prices correct at time of writing.