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Viktor Troicki vs. Dusan Lajovic 2016 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

Lajovic vs. Troicki
Date & Time Wednesday May 25, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)
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Viktor Troicki and Dusan Lajovic meet in the second round of the 2016 French Open.

Viktor Troicki is coming off a five set win over Grigor Dimitrov that took 50 games to decide. In the victory, Troicki won 62 percent of his first serve points and 52 percent of his second serve points. Troicki got 67 percent of his first serves in play and won the final two sets in convincing fashion. The problem with Troicki is that he had 75 unforced errors, a number that has to be cut in half in order to advance. Regardless, Troicki has a chance to build on what’s been a solid 2016 already for the Serbian. Troicki has reached the third round of a grand slam in six of his last seven appearances.

Dusan Lajovic is coming off a straight sets win over Denis Kudla that took 28 games to decide. In the victory, Lajovic won 70 percent of his first serve points and 68 percent of his second serve points. Lajovic had just 22 unforced errors and lost just six games in their final two sets. A win over a top-50 player has to feel goood for Lajovic, who is still trying to get his game back on track after inconsistent seasons the past couple of years. Lajovic is obviously known more for his doubles play than what he’s done singles wise. Lajovic has reached the third round of a grand slam just once in his career.

This will be the first time these two meet on the tennis court.

I’m assuming Troicki can clean his game up from his first match and make this contest a little easier. Lajovic has very little grand slam success and simply isn’t that good of a singles player overall. This should be a forgettable second round match.

Give me Troicki in straight sets.

Viktor Troicki

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