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Pick Details


ATP EVENT
Jun 17 2021 at 1:00 PM ET
Feliciano Lopez
at
Denis Shapovalov
Sport: ATP | Star Rating: 8.0 Evaluation: Loss (-800)
Pick
FL (191) @ pinnacle

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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