Isak van der Merwe - Teimuraz Gabashville
|24-04-2012, 19:00||Isak van der Merwe - Teimuraz Gabashville
GABBASHVILLE TO WIN AT ODDS 1.5
Izak van der Merwe (South Africa) – Teimuraz Gabashville (Russia)
ATP: Savannah challenger
Country: Georgia, USA
Surface: Green clay
Altitude: 15m above sea level
Surface speed: 3.5/10 (slow – similar to Monte Carlo)
ATP Savannah challenger round 1
Head to head stats:
No head to head stats
Van der Merwe is nothing he’s best season this year and it won’t be getting any better by playing Gabashville on he’s least favourite surface. He is 9/13 and 0/1 on clay courts. He has a 23/18 record on clay in he’s career. Most of the matches were played on futures tennis.
He comes into this tournament after losing Jan Hernych in Sarasota challenger last week.
He has played once here in 2011 where he lost in the first round to Kudla.
He is currently ranked 160 and for this year he has dropped to 261.
Gabashville is 5/3 and 2/2 for clay in 2012. He has a 178/126 record on this surface.
He comes into this tournament after reaching the QF in Sarasota challenger losing to Michael Russell.
Most of he’s matches this year have been played on challenger level.
Since late end of 2011 Gabashville has been injured so he is coming back from injury and recovering.
He is currently ranked 153 and for 2012 he is 243 due to injury.
Overall I see Gabashville as the likely winner as Merwe is very poor on clay. as this being green clay the courts will be more slippery and cause more problem for Merwe.
Gabashville is a natural clay courter. He grew up on this surface so it’s nothing new to him sliding about.
The only weapon Merwe possesses is the serve and with this surface he won’t receive any free points unless he hits the line constantly which is a real doubt.
I see Gabashville as the likely winner.
Posted on: 24.04.2012, 14.36 CET (Viewed: 358 times)
Match starts on: April 24, 2012
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don't care what annoys you. Providing we make money I don't give f***..lol
You're a good tipster, but one thing you do keep bugging me. You're writing "he's", when it should be "his". "His least favorite surface", "his best season this year". Not a big thing, but annoying nonetheless :)
Match starts at 19:00 and not 12:00.