Brian Baker - Nicolas Almagro
|26-05-2012, 14:30||Brian Baker - Nicolas Almagro
League: Open de Nice Côte d’Azur
BRIAN BAKER TO WIN OR TO LOSE WITH LESS THAN 6.00 GAMES DIFFERENCE AT ODDS 1.72Final result: 5 - 12
Profit: 0.00 - 8 = -8
This will be the first match between these two players.Nicolas Almagro, who is considered big favourite to win the title in Nice, shows excellent form on clay courts just before the start of "Rolland Garros", as the Spaniard is still without a lost set on this tournament (7-6, 6-4 vs E. Roger-Vasselin ; 6-4, 6-4 vs S. Darcis ; 6-1, 6-3 vs G. Simon).In fact, Almagro, who is 34-11 since the beginning of the season, is one of the best players on this surface, as he managed to win 23 of his 29 matches on clay courts in 2012 (23-6), with title in Sao Paulo (6-3, 4-6, 6-4 vs F. Volandri) and final in Buenos Aires (6-4, 3-6, 2-6 vs D. Ferrer) in this period.Also, this tournament is one of the favourite for Nicolas Almagro, as the Spaniard won the title here in 2011 (6-7, 6-3, 6-3 vs V. Hanescu).Brian Baker, on the other hand, is the big surprise here in Nice, as he reached the final after starting from the first qualifying round.Baker, who is 27-3 on this surface in 2012, managed to win against good players like G. Monfils (6-3, 7-6), N. Davydenko (6-7, 6-4, 6-2) and S. Stakhovsky (6-7, 6-4, 7-5) and despite the fact, that Nicolas Almagro is much more experienced player, I think, that the American has chances even to win the title in Nice.However, Brian Baker (+5.50 games) seems pretty good option to me.
Posted on: 26.05.2012, 09.27 CET (Viewed: 389 times)
Match starts on: May 26, 2012
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