After defeating Monteiro and Cuevas, Attila Balazs will try to win his confrontation against Pedro Martinez-Portero. The match will take place on February 21. Will the Hungarian succeed?
At what time are Balazs vs Martinez to play?
The game time is February 21, 2020, at 22:20 UTC.
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Attila Balazs takes the 106 position and Pedro Martinez Portero takes the 133 position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Balazs have?
Attila Balazs has won 80% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Martinez have?
Pedro Martinez Portero has won 67% of the games as a favorite.
Balazs was not the best way to start this tournament. Since in the world ranking he occupies the 106th place, he had to play in qualifications. But he did not overcome it.
After defeating Orlando Puddle (6-3, 6-3), the representative of Hungary was defeated by Gianluca Mager (0-6, 2-6). But the organizers made Attila a surprise, giving him the status of lucky looser. As a result, Balazs got into the main draw, where Pablo Cuevas (6-4, 6-1) and Tiago Monteiro (1-6, 6-1, 6-4) passed.
The key to the victory of the tennis player in question was the highly reliable game on the back line. He practically didn’t make a mistake during prolonged rallies, constantly returned powerful attacks of the Brazilian to the court right through, and, if possible, carried out accurate counterattacks from the backhand on the line.
It is important to understand that the 106th racket of the world received practically no advantage from its supply, and therefore Balazs earned even most of the points on take-off, primarily due to high-quality protection and the absence of unforced errors.
Last year, the Hungarian performed well at some clay competitions. For example, he reached the finals of the tournament in Umag.
Pedro Martinez Portero
Unlike Balazs, Martinez Portero won the qualification. In those fights, the Spaniard defeated the Brazilian Alves (6-2, 6-2) and the German Horansky (6-4, 6-2). In the main grid, Pedro continued to remove opponents from his path. First, he dealt with Hugo Dellien (3-6, 6-2, 7-5), and then forced to cover the racket of Pablo Andujar (6-1, 6-4).
A tennis player did not allow an experienced opponent to make a single break, was marked by a gorgeous first hit percentage (75%) and, on the whole, demonstrated a good attacking tennis, in which a variety of sharpening blows from the back line were involved.
It can be seen that Martinez caught courage, and therefore stopping it will be very, very difficult. What, what, but this guy has a character.
In the world ranking, Martinez-Portero already occupies the 133rd place. A week ago, he was 20 positions lower. If the Spaniard continues in the same vein, then soon we will see him in the top 100.
Betting Tips Statistics
- In face-to-face meetings, the score is 1-1.
- Last week in Buenos Aires, Martinez Portero defeated Balazs in three games.
- In two face-to-face meetings, tennis players played at least 22 games.
|Attila Balazs||vs||Pedro Martinez|
|31 (1988.09.27)||Age||22 (1997.04.26)|
|Budapest, Hungary||Birthplace||Alzira, Spain|
|Budapest, Hungary||Residence||Valencia, Spain|
|5’11” (180 cm)||Height||6’1″ (185 cm)|
|172 lbs (78 kg)||Weight||168 lbs (76 kg)|
|$468,976||Career Prize Money||$489,556|
Singles Service Record
|Attila Balazs||Singles Service Record on clay||Pedro Martinez|
|66%||1st Serve Points Won||64%|
|55%||2nd Serve Points Won||40%|
|175||Break Points Faced||72|
|71%||Break Points Saved||57%|
|244||Service Games Played||95|
|80%||Service Games Won||67%|
|62%||Total Service Points Won||56%|
Singles Return Record
|Attila Balazs||Singles Return Record on clay||Pedro Martinez|
|30%||1st Serve Return Points Won||30%|
|47%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||46%|
|113||Break Points Opportunities||57|
|38%||Break Points Converted||30%|
|240||Return Games Played||96|
|18%||Return Games Won||18%|
|36%||Return Points Won||36%|
|49%||Total Points Won||46%|
Previous Head-to-Head Meetings
|2020||Buenos Aires||Outdoor Clay||Q1||Pedro Martinez|
|2017||Spain F16||Outdoor Clay||SF||Attila Balazs|
Balazs vs Martinez Predictions
Martinez Portero is the favorite of the meeting, but Balazs is not much inferior to the Spaniard. This, incidentally, he confirmed with his game in Buenos Aires, when he won one set against Pedro. Given the history of personal meetings, we believe that this time the fight will drag on.
We also offer to play a positive head start on Hungarians. After the victories over Monteiro and Cuevas, he is unlikely to play after the sleeves.
- Our prediction: Total Match Games – Over 21.5, Balazs handicap of +2.5 games