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John Millman vs. Juan Martin Del Potro 2016 Mercedes Cup Pick, Odds, Prediction

Potro vs. Millman
Date & Time Thursday June 9, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
the Line: Potro -350 / Millman +290 -- Over/Under:
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John Millman and Juan Martin Del Potro meet in the round of 16 at the Mercedes Cup.

John Millman is coming off a three set victory over Lucas Pouille that took 32 games to decide. Millman has to be feeling good after beating a top-30 player in a match where he simply outplayed him despite losing a first set tiebreak. Millman has now won six of his last nine matches when you include Challenger play and his current ranking in the top-60s in as high as it’s ever been in his career. Millman is quietly gaining confidence and could be ready for his first big break on the ATP level for the first time in his career. Millman could be somebody to watch if he can continue to play well. Millman has won seven of his last 10 matches on grass court.

Juan Martin Del Potro is coming off a straight sets win over Grigor Dimitrov that took 18 games to decide. De Porto has dropped like a ton of bricks in the rankings, as he continues to battle a wrist injury and he’s played only six matches since Miami. When healthy, it’s no secret Del Porto is a dangerous player and he has 34 career victories over top-10 players. While Dimitrov has been in a slump recently, simply destroying a top-40 player in the world should be a big boost for Del Potro, who was eager for any type of recent success. It will be interesting to see how Del Potro builds on the victory, as he’s won back-to-back matches once since Delray Beach. Del Potro has on 13 of his last 16 matches on grass, but this is his first grass tournament since 2013.

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

It’s good to see Del Potro back on the court and playing well if his last match is any indication of things to come. He’s very consistent and comfortable on grass. Millman will be able to put pressure on in this match for a little bit, but he’s a little in order his head if Del Potro is anywhere close to decent form.

Del Potro should win in straight sets.

Juan Martin Del Potro

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