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Andreas Seppi vs. Yuichi Sugita 2016 Gerry Weber Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

Sugita vs. Seppi
Date & Time Thursday June 16, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line Sugita +285 / Seppi -345 -- Over/Under:
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Andreas Seppi and Yuichi Sugita meet in the round of 16 in the 2016 Gerry Weber Open.

Andreas Seppi is coming off a straight sets win over David Ferrer that took 19 games to decide. Seppi made light work of Ferrer, who rarely ever goes down that easy in straight sets. It was an impressive victory from a guy who came into this tournament losing his last three matches, and Seppi has now split his last 12 matches overall. Seppi has been looking to get over the hump for a while now, as the Nice Open was the only tournament since Australia where he’s won at least two matches. Seppi has to be more consistent with his service game but if his last match is an indication of things to come, he’s in good shape. Seppi has split his last eight matches on grass court.

Yuichi Sugita is coming off a three set victory over Taylor Fritz that took 30 games to decide. Sugita has won four of his last five matches when you include qualifying and just outplayed a top-70 player in the world. Sugita has already had a successful 2016, as he won Kyoto Challenger back in February and cracked the top-100 for the first time in his career. A win here over Seppi would probably be the biggest victory for Sugita at 27 years old. However, Sugita doesn’t have a whole lot of experience or success on the ATP level, as he is a consistent challenger player. One positive for Sugita is that he’s won eight of his last 11 matches on grass.

This will be the first time these two meet on the tennis court.

Seppi has had mixed results in 2016 and it’s been a very up and down season for him overall. But beating Sugita in straight sets shouldn’t be that big of an issue. Sugita usually folds when he comes outside of challenger play and the overall shotmaking ability of Seppi will be too much.

Give me Seppi in straight sets.

Andreas Seppi

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