Nikoloz Basilashvili vs. Juan Ignacio Londero
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 24, 2019, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
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Georgian tennis player, Nikoloz Basilashvili has made it into the second round at the 2019 ATP German Open. At this stage of the tournament, Nikoloz Basilashvili will play against Juan Ignacio Londero from Argentina.
Nikoloz Basilashvili was very impressive in the opening round as he won his match in straight sets. The returning was very impressive from Basilashvili as the Georgian won 43% of his receiving games which allowed him to break his opponent’s serve on 5 occasions.
It was a tough grass-court season for Nikoloz Basilashvili as he only won 25% of his matches. Returning to clay should be a boost for Nikoloz Basilashvili as it is a significantly stronger surface. Basilashvili made the semifinals of the Lyon Open earlier in the season.
On the other side of the coin, Juan Ignacio Londero won his previous match in straight sets. It was a dominant display by Londero as he won 100% of his service games and 3 return games. The serving was especially impressive as Juan Ignacio Londero won 72% of his service points which allowed him to dominate most of the match.
Juan Ignacio Londero enters this tournament in terrific form having finished second at the Swedish Open last week. Juan Ignacio Londero has been very strong on clay in 2019 as he also made the fourth round of the French Open.
Juan Ignacio Londero and Nikoloz Basilashvili have played each other once in the past. The match was earlier in the season at the French Open where Juan Ignacio Londero won in straight sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Juan Ignacio Londero to win this match. Basilashvili has not been playing his best tennis in 2019 while Londero has been. Juan Ignacio Londero was outstanding during the Swedish Open and he seems to have carried that momentum into the tournament. With form on his side, I see Juan Ignacio Londero being too strong for Nikoloz Basilashvili in this match.