Jaume Munar vs Guido Pella
|Date & Time||Friday February 15, 2019, 5:00 AM (EST)|
Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Rising tennis superstar, Jaume Munar has made it into the quarterfinals of the 2019 ATP Argentina Open. At this stage of the tournament, Munar is expected to play against Guido Pella from Argentina.
Guido Pella enters this match having beaten Leonardo Mayer in the previous round. It was a close match but Pella held his serve well to win a third set tiebreaker which secured him the overall win. During the win, Pella served well as he won close to 80% of his service games while having a first serve percentage of 77%. Guido Pella enters this tournament in really good form as he finished second at the ATP Cordoba Open last week. Considering this tournament is being played at Pella’s home country, the Argentine will be very tough to beat as he showed at the Cordoba Open.
On the other side of the coin, Jaume Munar had a big win in the previous round as he beat Fabio Fognini in 3 sets. In the victory, Munar returned serve very strongly as he won 46% of his return points which allowed him to break Fognini’s serve on 7 occasions. It is important to note that Munar had his own issues as he allowed his opponent to break his own serve on 6 occasions. Munar will have to improve his serve if he wishes to win this match as his opponent is playing top quality tennis.
This is going to be the first time that Guido Pella and Jaume Munar will be playing each other at an ATP event.
All in all, I am picking Pella to win this match. Guido Pella looks in top form and is playing with confidence since his performance at Cordoba. Furthermore, Pella has the advantage of this tournament being played at his home country. With all that taken into consideration, I am picking Guido Pella to win this match.