In the first round of the ATP tournament in Buenos Aires, Fernando Verdasco will play against Pedro Martinez Portero. The meeting will take place on February 11th, 18:50 (UK time) . Verdasco is returning on the clay, but in recent years he has been indistinctly looking on the profile coating. The problem is that the Spaniard began to act several times more aggressive and no longer seeks to keep the ball in court for a long time, as it was before.
At what time does Fernando Verdasco vs Pedro Martinez play?
The game time is February 11, 2020, at 18:50 (UK time).
What are player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Fernando Verdasco takes the 47st positions and Pedro Martinez takes the 142th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Fernando Verdasco have?
Fernando Verdasco has won 81% of games.
How many wins and losses does Pedro Martinez have?
Pedro Martinez has won 65% of the games.
Time passes, but Verdasco is still on track and competes at the highest level. It should be noted that although a tennis player cannot boast of stability and seriously sags at a distance, but if he catches courage in the tournament, he easily passes to the final stages.
And this completely suits him, since Fernando is already well over 30, and he manages to enter the top 50. Of course, with age, a tennis player can no longer boast of his former stamina and speed, but he still has a cannon feed and a powerful blow from forehand in the arsenal .
Verdasco has been playing harder all the time lately. Years make themselves felt. The Spaniard is already 36 years old, so it is difficult for him to act in protracted fights. He is often not enough for such marathons and he merges his matches. For example, last week Nando did not stand up against 22-year-old Carlos Taberner, losing to him with a score of 6-4, 1-6, 4-6.
In 2019, Verdasco won his first victory on the clay at the end of April, when he beat Feliciano Lopez in Barcelona. Before that, he even lost to Menendez-Maceiras and Erber.
Martinez Portero does not want to face the stigma “Challenger player”, therefore he is increasingly shown in ATP tournaments. But this only happens on the clay, as the Spaniard often ignores hard or grass. And if he comes, then everything ends quickly enough.
Due to the low position in the ranking, Pedro is forced to start his career with qualifications, and these are two matches of additional matches. At the moment, the tennis player is in the top 200, but if he wants to swing at something more, then he needs to show himself at such tournaments, where he will play tomorrow.
Martinez Portero already in the second tournament in a row falls into the main draw. Last week, Pedro managed to overcome the qualification for Cordoba, beating Renzo Olivo and Diaz Acosta. Moreover, in the first round, the Spaniard even beat Federico Gaio (4-6, 6-3, 6-4). True, in the second match the Spaniard was unable to oppose anything to the Laslo Dere (3-6, 4-6).
In Buenos Aires, Martinez Portero also played in qualifying. At first, the representative of Spain forced Attila Balasa to cover the racket (5-7, 6-4, 6-4), and then he dealt with Juan Cherundolo (7-5, 6-0).
Betting Tips Statistics
- This will be the first meeting of these players.
- Verdasco won eight matches last year on clay. Martinez Portero – 31.
Without any doubt Verdasco is a favorite, because he certainly will not lose the second consecutive match on the clay. But Martinez Portero will definitely fight for every point, and play until the last draw. In addition, Pedro is able to compete in draws and has a good pitch.
Martinez Portero has high expectations. Perhaps in the near future he will be a player from the top 100. Given how Pedro played in qualifying, we believe that without a fight he will not leave the court. If the young tennis player manages to delay the meeting, then he will even have chances to win this match. At the end of the mast Nando crouches.
Fernando Verdasco Will Win – 1.53 and Total Over 22.5 – 1.91