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Matchup: Aljaz Bedene v Taylor Fritz
Pick: 8* Aljaz Bedene Moneyline
Neither player's strongest surface but the slower the courts, the more this matchup tilts in Bedene's favor.
Fritz usually starts the season on the clay in Houston, the clay courts in the US play much differently to Europe, where he has traditonally struggled.
He was extremely fortunate to escape with a straight sets win in his first round match v Martin, he faced the same number of break points as his opponent while he also trailed 3-5 & 5-6* in the 2nd set before his opponent choked.
Bedene has beaten Fritz in quicker conditions, he has the stronger return, movement, defense and backhand, he shouldn't be the underdog. Aljaz Bedene Moneyline.