Martin Klizan vs Stan Wawrinka
|Date & Time||Saturday September 22, 2018, 11:00 AM (EDT)|
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Martin Klizan has made it into the semifinal of the ATP St Petersburg Open where he will be facing Stan Wawrinka.
Martin Klizan has an incredible history at this event as he has won the title in the past. It seems like this tournament gives Klizan a boost and that was evident in his last match where he beat Denis Shapovalov. In that win, Martin Klizan received serve exceptionally well as he managed to come back from one set down to win the second and third set. Klizan managed to break Shapovalov’s serve on 3 occasions while only allowing his opponent to break his serve twice in the entire match. Martin Klizan is very comfortable at this venue due to his past success and this attribute will make his very hard to beat in this tournament.
On the other side of the court, Stan Wawrinka is continuing his return from injury in fine fashion. Wawrinka had a good win in the quarterfinals as he got the victory in straight sets. While the win was impressive, Wawrinka struggled to win points on serve on many occasions and that is something that could cost him, especially considering how well Klizan is playing. This is going to be a tough match for Stan Wawrinka since he is playing an opponent who has a great record at St Petersburg and is in good form. Wawrinka is usually a great player but I think he will struggle in this match, simply because of his opponent's form.
All in all, I am going to pick Martin Klizan to win this match. Klizan has played very well in this tournament, especially in regards to his serving. With such an impressive service and a great record at the ATP St Petersburg Open, I don’t see how Wawrinka can stop Klizan from winning. I see Martin Klizan making another final at ATP St Petersburg.