Thiemo de Bakker - Simon Greul
|09-09-2012, 14:00||Thiemo de Bakker - Simon Greul
GREUL +2.5 GAME HANDICAPFinal result: 12 - 6
Profit: 0.00 - 9 = -9
De Bakker 187th, Greul 238th
Faster clay conditions here in Netherlands, on Alphen challenger. Greul loves that conditions, had good succeses on similiar clay tournaments. It is seeable that he feels good here, he won good players here, all in straight sets (196th Devilder, 121th Bemelmans (retired after 1st set), 224th Navarro, 96th Gimeno). Greul is experienced player, played lot of finals like this.
De Bakker lost set in 1R against 400+ ranked home player, won in tight match, than had 2 easy opponents after, and in last one won in 2 sets 76,64.
De Bakker is far from optimum form, he had some 1R exits in previous challengers. Here he have problems with 1st serve sink. Last match 49% 1st serves in, and 6 break points offered, in 2 sets. Match before against 909th player it was not much better, 55% 1st serve sink, but there other segments were better, which was excpected anyway.
Greul is agressive player, and he should use De Bakker current weakneses. Greul played very good here, and he is capable to take at least set to De Bakker here. De Bakker is home player, literally, his home is near this tournament courts, he knows good all here and feels comfortable. Otherwise i would maybe take clear Greul win, in this case i will take more cautious option, which can pass with Greul taking at least set, which is pretty real. I expect good performance by Greul.
Posted on: 09.09.2012, 00.45 CET (Viewed: 783 times)
Match starts on: September 09, 2012
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