On February 6, at a tournament in Cordoba, Laslo Dere enters the fray. On this day, he will meet with Pedro Martinez Portero.
Dere is having a hard time. After all, soon he will have to defend a huge number of rating points, and it will be extremely difficult to do this. And the reason is that Laslo does not have such experience, and he demonstrates a plain game. Will the Serb be able to confirm his status as a favorite? – read in our forecast.
At what time does the Laslo Djere vs Pedro Martinez play?
The game time is Februry 06, 2020, at 15:00 PM (UK time).
What are player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Laslo Djere takes the 39th positions and Pedro Martinez Portero takes the 150 position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses do the Laslo Djere have?
Laslo Djere has won 62% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does the Pedro Martinez have?
Pedro Martinez Portero has won 55% of the games as a favorite.
No matter how Djere tries to improve the results on quick surfaces, he steps on the same rake. The problem is that Laslo cannot force himself to attack. And if at the beginning of the match the Serb is still trying to seize the initiative, then at the very first difficulties he leaves the back line and only waits for mistakes from his rivals. Djere feels confident in the game on counterattacks, playing from opponents (the harder they hit him, the stronger he returns the ball). A tennis player has no serve, even the first ball is easily accepted by opponents.
For Djere, this will be the first ground match of the season. Before that, he played exclusively on hard and did it not in the best way. In total, the Serb has only two victories. In Doha, he beat Lorenzo Sonego (6-1, 3-6, 6-2), and in Adelaide he defeated Alexei Popyrin (7-6, 3-6, 6-4).
Last season, Laslo at that time played at a tournament in Sofia, where he took off in the first round. After that, he went to South America, where he won the tournament in Rio, and also visited the semi-finals of Sao Paulo.
Pedro Martinez Portero
Pedro Martinez is a rare guest at ATP tournaments, because he spends all his playing time on Challengers. In addition, the tennis player is completely dependent on coverage and if I perform somewhere in the final stages, then this is only at unpaved tournaments. Pedro prefers to act aggressively on the court; he is able to powerfully shoot both from forehand and backhand. That’s just the Spaniard has a wide swing when hit, and with this technique players feel uncomfortable on hard, where the rebound is low and fast.
Pedro Martinez performs very little on other surfaces. He really loves the ground, so he has five times more victories on it than, for example, on hard. True, Pedro has not yet achieved great success, since he occupies 150th place in the world ranking.
The Spaniard got into the main draw of Cordoba from qualification, where he beat Renzo Olivo and Diaz Acosta. But in the first round, Martinez Portero defeated Federico Gaio (4-6, 6-3, 6-4).
Betting Tips Statistics
- This will be the first personal meeting of the players.
- Djere won 17 matches on this surface last year. Martinez Portero – 31.
Of course, Pedro Martinez has already adapted to local conditions, because he not only qualified, but also noted a comeback in the first round. Djere is unlikely to immediately start the match at a high level, since Laslo will need to get used to the ground on which he has not played for many months.
Since this season Djere will first hit the ground, bookmakers offer quite high quotes for the success of the Serb. We suggest taking advantage of this. Laslo’s technique is much better than the Spaniard, so he must easily pass such an opponent.
Our prediction is the victory of Laslo Djere.