Two senior pros, 43rd-ranked Adrian Mannarino and world number 71 Andreas Seppi go head to head for the 10th time in their career, a match-up that goes all the way back to 2008. And the scoreline between them? It’s 5-4 in favour of Mannarino.

Adrian Mannarino vs Andreas Seppi Predictions

While this points to there being nothing to break the deadlock between these two players, the two matches on hard court surfaces have resulted in Seppi winning both. This gives him bit of an edge. Drill a bit deeper and Mannarino is 21-25 on hard court surfaces over the last two years, following which he crashed to a straight-set loss in the Doha opener.

Seppi has had a better record but he hasn’t played at the highest level all the time, including featuring at the Canberra Challenger where he lost his second round match in three sets.

All this points to it being a three-setter which could go either way.

Tip: Three sets in the match: 13/10