Matteo Berrettini vs. Filip Krajinovic
|Date & Time||Sunday April 28, 2019, 9:00 AM (EDT)|
Nemzeti Edzés Központ
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Matteo Berrettini and Filip Krajinovic meet in the final of the 2019 tennis Hungarian.
Matteo Berrettini is coming off a straight sets win over Laslo Djere that took 18 games to decide. In the victory, Berrettini won 87 percent of his first serve points and 63 percent of his second serve points. Berrettini won 78 percent of his total service points and converted on three of his five break points. Berrettini lost just four first serve points and ended up winning four of the final five games to close the match. Berrettini has won eight of his nine sets this tournament and hasn’t been broken in two of his last three matches. Berrettini hopes to win his second career title and first since last years Swiss Open. This is just Berrettini’s second career final appearance. Berrettini has won six of his last eight matches on clay court.
Filip Krajinovic is coming off a straight sets win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert that took 16 games to decide. In the victory, Krajinovic won 83 percent of his first serve points and 89 percent of his second serve points. Krajinovic won 84 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his eight break points. Krajinovic has won each of his last seven sets and is coming off a match in which he lost just six service points. With him playing at this level along with his challenger final appearance in Sophia Antipolis, Krajinovic is easily putting together his best stretch of tennis in quite some time. Krajinovic looks to win his first career singles title, and this is his first final appearance since the 2017 Paris Masters. Krajinovic has won 10 of his last 11 matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Berrettini is the more experienced and successful player, probably more easier to trust in final appearances. However, Krajinovic is playing better, cleaner tennis at the moment and has mopped the floor with some respectable opponents this week. With wins in 10 of his last 11 matches overall on clay, it’s tough to bet against Krajinovic in his current form.
I like Krajinovic to win his first career singles title.