Hubert Hurkacz vs. Vasek Pospisil - 2/19/20 Marseille Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Predictions
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Marseille)
Hubert Hurkacz meets Vasek Pospisil in the second-round of the 2020 Marseille Open.
Hubert Hurkacz booked his spot through an easy straight set victory over Frenchman Antoine Hoang. Hurkacz's first serve was on fire in that match and Hurkacz seems adamant to play better than he did last week in Rotterdam. Hurkacz was a set and a break up last week against Stefanos Tsitsipas, but after that he just lost concentration and ended up losing the match 6-1 in the third set. Hurkacz looked lost after that loss and he will want to make sure he has learnt that you can never take the foot off the gas when you are winning. We saw this today with Hurkacz's victory, he was winning but just would not stop dominating. This was amazing tennis and Hurkacz will want to continue like this.
Vasek Pospisil had the best victory of his career last week as he beat world No.5, Daniil Medvedev, in straight sets. Pospisil is a very solid player, and he is hard to power through. Pospisil has a lot of experience both on the Challenger tour and the ATP tour. Pospisil played well in his straight sets victory against Ruusuvuori and he will need to up his level here in his second-round match against Hubert Hurkacz. Pospisil is gaining some momentum since the end of 2019, and it will be interesting to see how his 2020 season pans out.
This will be the first meeting between both players, but it will be a very tight one to call. Both players could win this one, they are in great form, and they are more than capable of dominating. However, based on both of their first-round matches, Hurkacz looks more in shape at the moment. Hurkacz is taller, has more potential, and is very determined to have a much better week here in Marseille. Look for Hurkacz to win.
Hubert Hurkacz to win.