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Ilya Ivashka vs. Kyle Edmund 2018 European Open Tennis Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction

Kyle Edmund vs. Ilya Ivashka
Date & Time Friday October 19, 2018, 2:00 PM (EDT)
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Ilya Ivashka and Kyle Edmund meet in the quarterfinals of the 2018 tennis European Open.

Ilya Ivashka is coming off a three sets win over Salvatore Caruso that took 34 games to decide. In the victory, Ivashka won 80 percent of his first serve points and 38 percent of his second serve points. Ivashka won 67 percent of his total service points and produced four breaks on six break points. Ivashka has now won four straight matches when you include qualifying for this tournament, and he’s produced a combined 18 aces in his last two matches. As long as Ivashka continues to get free points with his first serve, he’s got a chance to surprise some folks and make an even deeper tournament run. Ivashka has a chance to win three matches in a tournament for the first time since the Nottingham Open. Ivashka has won six of his last seven matches on indoor hard court.

Kyle Edmund is coming off a straight sets win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas that took 14 games to decide. In the victory, Edmund won 83 percent of his first serve points and 56 percent of his second serve points. Edmund won 77 percent of his total service points and won the first 10 games of the match. It was a complete domination from Edmund, who has now won eight of his last 10 matches and each of his last five victories have been decided in straight sets. It’s often inconsistency issues for the still young Edmund, but if his recent performances are any indication of things to come, we’re soon to see the best from the rising star. Edmund has to be quite the confident player at the moment. Edmund has won six of his last eight matches on indoor hard court.

There’s no match history between these two players.

Ivashka has enjoyed some nice success on indoor hard courts, but we now enter the part of the tournament where the big boys start to separate themselves. Edmund is coming off one of his best performances in quite some time, as you don’t often see top-70 players get dominated the way he did Ramos-Vinolas. Edmund has his game working right now and likely isn’t going to get tripped up now by a lesser player.

Edmund should roll here in straight sets given his current form.

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