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Matchup: Feliciano Lopez v Denis Shapovalov
Pick: 8* Feliciano Lopez Moneyline
Lopez lost to Shapovalov in Stuttgart last week but it was a poor performance from the Spaniard, I expect him to play much better on Thursday.
Lopez is a former champion in Queens, he served brilliantly and has positive mental association with the event, he's also a crowd favorite.
Shapovalov beat Lopez last week but his performances since show his weaknesses on grass, he lost 5-7/6-7 to Cilic and scraped past Vukic 7-6/7-6, he broke serve only once in those two matches and this highlights some of his weaknesses on grass.
London will have overnight/early morning rain, the courts will play much slicker and lower bouncing, this hinders Shapovalov further on the return.
Shapovalov doesn't have a good enough block return yet, his backhand defense is also weaker on this surface as he uses more elaborate swings on his groundstrokes.
Lopez can play at a much higher level than last week, this is a fantastic price considering he's the stronger grass court player, value on the underdog here. Feliciano Lopez Moneyline.
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