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Matchup: Andrey Rublev v Nikoloz Basilashvili
Pick: 8* Nikoloz Basilashvili Moneyline
Basilashvili is one of the most dangerous opponents on tour when in rhythm, the conditions in Halle are now more suited to his game as the grass is less slick and the ball is bouncing higher.
As grass courts become worn from the week's play they become bare, this means the ball doesn't zip through as much and Basilashvili is more comfortable taking on a ball bouncing slightly higher.
The head-to-head is 2-2, Basilashvili won a set in one of the defeats and he's an extremely dangerous player, he can go on long losing streaks but has won five ATP Tour titles in the past three seasons, his game is low margin but highly effective when timing the ball correctly.
Rublev struggles against players who can bully him from the baseline and force him to defend, he has ability on grass but he doesn't have the penetrative slice to upset Basilashvili's rhythm.
Rublev can definitely win but this is an outrageous price on the underdog who has beaten him twice before and is playing at an extremely high level. Nikoloz Basilashvili Moneyline.
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