Dennis Novak has previously beaten Egor Gerasimov twice. On Wednesday, February 19, tennis players will meet as part of the first round of the tournament in Marseille. Will the Austrian win another win over his opponent? – read in our prediction.
At what time are Egor Gerasimov vs Dennis Novak to play?
The game time is February 19, 2020, at 12:00 AM CET.
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Egor Gerasimov takes the 72nd position and Dennis Novak takes the 95th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Egor Gerasimov have?
Egor Gerasimov has won 67% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Dennis Novak have?
Dennis Novak has won 61% of the games as a favorite.
Egor got into the main draw of the current championship through the qualification, in which he had to play two heavy 3-set matches. In the last match against Emil Ruusuvori, the Belarusian was completely at one point from the loss, however, he unerringly held decisive draws in tie-breaks of the 2nd and 3rd games and won twice with the score 8-6 (4-6, 7-6, 7-6 final result).
The performer in question remains true to the traditionally sweeping tennis, which is built around a powerful first serve, power attacks from the backhand on the diagonal and regular exits to the net. The 72nd racket of the world plays not without errors, but in order to fully use them, you need to at least reliably win back in defense and be able to implement counterattacks from the backline.
For today’s rival Gerasimov there is no such confidence.
Gerasimov last week fully played the tournament in Pune. In the final of the competition, the representative of Belarus lost to Jiri Vesely in three games (6-7, 7-5, 3-6).
At the current competition in Marseille, Yegor has already held two fights. In qualification, Gerasimov defeated the Russian Evgeny Karlovsky (6-7, 6-3, 6-1) and the Finnish Emil Ruusuvuori (4-6, 7-6, 7-6).
In Marseilles, Dennis has already managed to play two qualifying matches. The outcome of the latter turned out to be not as dramatic for him as that of Gerasimov, however, the Austrian also spent 3 sets on the court and only in the decisive game showed his superiority over Matthias Bachinger – 2-1 (7-6, 2-6, 6-3). This tennis player is able to qualitatively play from the position of the first number, but his current performance in defense raises a huge number of questions.
The 95th racket of the world very poorly observes its position, and all its attempts to hold the ball in the court invariably end with the forceful return of opponents right through. Novak himself knows how to actively win points, but a play-style with constant aggravating blows under the backline looks already very straightforward and ineffective against high-class rivals.
After Australian Open, Novak failed the next two tournaments. In Montpellier and Rotterdam, Dennis lost in the opening matches.
In Marseille, Novak played the qualification. In the first round of selection, the representative of Austria defeated Arthur Kazauks (6-1, 6-3), and then defeated Matthias Bachinger in three games (7-6, 2-6, 6-3).
Betting Tips Statistics
- In personal meetings, Novak leads with a score of 2-0.
- Tennis players met in the hall last year, Novak won in two games (6-4, 7-6).
Egor Gerasimov vs Dennis Novak Predictions
Novak has an advantage in personal meetings. Moreover, last year tennis players met in the hall and then the representative of Austria defeated Gerasimov in two games (6-4, 7-6). We expect a similar result in the upcoming game.