Denis Shapovalov vs. Juan Martin Del Potro
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 19, 2019, 7:00 AM (EDT)|
J. Del Potro -222 / D. Shapovalov +163
Argentine tennis superstar, Juan Martin Del Potro will be playing at the 2019 ATP Queen's Club Championships in London. Del Potro will begin his 2019 campaign against Denis Shapovalov from Canada.
Denis Shapovalov is a very exciting tennis player but he enters this match following a poor clay court season. Denis Shapovalov ended his clay court season with only 2 wins at a win rate of 25%. It was a particularly weak season for Shapovalov as he har a career win rate of over 66% on clay. Performing in such a manner on a favored surface shows that Denis Shapovalov is in poor touch. Unfortunately for Shapovalov, the grass season is not usually very successful. Shapovalov has a win rate of only 50% of grass with the Canadian only winning 2 grass court matches last season. This is a very tough start to the tournament for Denis Shapovalov as he will begin his campaign against the number 2 seed.
Looking at Juan Martin Del Potro, the Argentine has been suffering with injury for the majority of the 2019 season. Del Potro made his return at the Madrid Open and he has played well since then. Juan Martin Del Potro made the quarterfinals of the Italian Open and the fourth round of the French Open. Juan Martin Del Potro is a very good grass court player as his career record on this surface is 43-18. Del Potro has had success on grass as he won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In addition to that, Juan Martin Del Potro has also made the semifinals at Wimbledon. This is not the easiest match for Juan Martin Del Potro but considering his record on grass, the Argentine will be confident in his ability to win.
Juan Martin Del Potro and Denis Shapovalov have played each other twice in the past. Both Del Potro and Shapovalov have won on one occasion. The most recent match between these two players was 2018 at ATP Auckland where Juan Martin Del Potro won in straight sets.
Denis Shapovalov is a very exciting and talented player but the Canadian has not been at his best and has a very poor record on grass. Juan Martin Del Potro has been playing well since his return and the Argentine is very good on grass courts. Del Potro is the stronger and more experienced player and I see him winning this match.