Denis Istomin vs Martin Kližan
|Date & Time||Saturday August 4, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
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The ATP Austrian Open has been a really good tournament this season with many surprises coming all through the event. The event has reached the final stage as two players remain and they will fight it out for the honor of winning an ATP title. The two finalist for this tournament is Denis Istomin from Uzbekistan and Martin Kližan from Slovakia. Both players have been exceptional all tournament and will be determined to put in one more performance so they can lift the trophy.
Denis Istomin has been really good all tournament and he will feel that he deserves the right to win this trophy. The 31-year-old made it to this tournament through the qualifiers and he has made a statement having won all his games very convincingly. The Uzbek player has been on the ATP circuit for a long time but has only won 2 titles and made 4 finals before this appearance. Istomin knows how hard it is to get to this stage and he will understand the importance of treating this situation with the respect it deserves. As far as talent and skill are concerned, Denis Istomin is a very good player and I think he will be very hard to beat in this final.
On the other side of the coin, Martin Kližan will look to win another ATP title. The Slovakian is a great player and has tons of experience but he has not looked at top form this tournament. While it is still credible that he has made it to the final, it is something that needs to improve since this will be his toughest match. Martin Kližan has tons of skill and class but the question is whether he is in good enough form to beat Denis Istomin.
All in all, I am going to pick Denis Istomin to win this match and lift the trophy. The Uzbek player has looked incredible all tournament and I think his experience and skill will be enough to get the job done. Expect this to be a closely fought contest that goes all three sets since I see both players being good enough to win a set of each other.