Borna Coric vs. Wu Di - 9/25/19 Zhuhai Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Borna Coric vs. Wu Di - 9/25/19 Zhuhai Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Wu Di vs. Borna Coric

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 5:00 AM (Hengqin International Tennis Center)

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Croatian tennis superstar Borna Coric is set to play at the 2019 ATP Zhuhai Open in China. Borna Coric will start his Zhuhai Open campaign in the second round where he will play against Wu Di from China. 

Borna Coric received a bye in the opening round due to his high seeding. Coric enters this tournament following a strong St Petersburg Open campaign where he made the final. Coric was solid throughout the tournament but was not good enough to defeat Daniil Medvedev in the final. Injuries have caused Borna Coric to struggle in 2019 as he was forced to retire from the US Open in the second round. That being said, Coric looked fit during the St Petersburg Open and he should be 100% for this tournament. 

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Looking at his opponent, Wu Di won his previous round it 3 sets. It was a determined performance by Wu as he lost the opening set but fought back extremely strongly to win the final 2 sets and the match. During the victory, Wu received serve exceptionally well. Wu Di won 52% of his receiving points which allowed him to break his opponent’s serve on 8 occasions. While the receiving was strong, Wu had big problems while serving as he lost 47% of his service games. Wu Di must improve his serve if he wishes to compete with Borna Coric. 

Wu Di and Borna Coric have played each other once in the past. The match was played in 2014 and Wu won in straight sets. It is important to note that Coric was only 17 at the time of the previous match and is now a much stronger player. 

Despite his win in the previous round, I see Wu Di losing this match. Wu has not been serving well and that is expected to be a big issue against an elite opponent like Borna Coric. Coric looks in good touch following a very strong St Petersburg Open campaign and I see him being too good for Wu Di in this match. 

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