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Matchup: Ricardas Berankis v Kei Nishikori
Pick: 8* Ricardas Berankis +1.5 Sets or Berankis to win (a) Set
Berankis has come through qualies and is a very dangerous opponent in these conditions, like Nishikori he’s also a counter-puncher and these quick, low bouncing courts mean he doesn’t have to generate his own pace.
Nishikori was carrying an injury during the French Open and while his game is good on grass his body struggles to make it through consecutive tournaments, players tend to slip on these courts and Nishikori can struggle for confidence as he’s so injury prone.
Nishikori has retired with an injury in 3 of his 6 visits to this event, he also comes in with zero match practice on the grass and his forehand can struggle at times with the low bounce, Berankis has nice compact groundstrokes which zip through the court.
Berankis is coming off the strongest clay court season (his weakest surface) of his career and he’s raced through qualifying, he has match practice and confidence, this is a fantastic price on him to win a set. Ricardas Berankis +1.5 Sets
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