On February 11, in the 1st round of the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires, a meeting will be held between the Argentinean Leonardo Mayer and Spaniard Albert Ramos. What will end the ninth confrontation between longtime dirt rivals?

Meyer noticeably slowed down, because even on profile soil he really can’t show anything, but only suffers continuous defeats. It is not clear what caused such a protracted decline, but the Argentinean has already fallen outside the top 100. Will he be able to return to the previous level? – read in our prediction.

At what time does Leonardo Mayer vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas play?
The game time is February 11, 2020, at 11:20 PM (UK time).

What are player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Leonardo Mayer takes the 107th positions and Albert Ramos-Vinolas takes the 42nd position in ATP Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses does Leonardo Mayer have?
Leonardo Mayer has won 65% of games as a favorite.

How many wins and losses does Albert Ramos-Vinolas have?
Albert Ramos-Vinolas has won 62% of the games as a favorite.

Leonardo Mayer

In recent years, Mayer has slowly but surely been losing ground. After all, before he stood out with his balance in his game, since he could keep the ball in court without any problems and at the first opportunity go to attacking actions. Now this is not even close, because the Argentinean from the first games tries to act aggressively, constantly aggravate and go to the net. Leonardo became completely dependent on his serve, so only the first ball disappears and serious problems immediately appear.

An experienced Argentinean holds the second dirt tournament in 2020. Leonardo unsuccessfully played last week in Cordoba, losing unexpectedly easily dry at the start of the Spaniard Jaume Munar (4:6, 3:6).
Mayer performs in Buenos Aires for the jubilee 10th time. The Argentine made his debut here in the main draw in 2011, without missing a single draw since that moment. The best result is the quarterfinal of 2018, where Leonardo was marked by a good dry victory over the strong Italian Fabio Fognini (6:3, 6:3). Then he lost in a decent fight to the Frenchman Gael Monfils (4:6, 6:3, 3:6). Mayer was at this tournament last season in the 1/8 finals, having passed at the start of a strong Serb Dusan Lajovic. But he did not wait a bit further than compatriot Guido Pella (4:6, 6:1, 6:7).

The Argentinean grew up on the ground, so they have an excellent idea of ​​the game features of the game on this surface.

Albert Ramos Vinolas

There was a period when Ramos successfully competed on all types of coatings. But now the Spaniard is again completely dependent on the ground, where he is gaining all his rating points. The reason is that the Spaniard prefers to act on counterattacks, because he moves perfectly on the court, is able to get the most difficult balls and, with the slightest mistake from the opponent, instantly seizes the initiative. In such a manner, acting on hard is extremely difficult, because attacking players are corny do not give the opportunity to delay draws. In addition, Albert is without a feed, and this is one of the key elements in the game on fast courts.

The Spaniard holds the tenth anniversary draw in Buenos Aires. Ramos has been a regular participant in this tournament since 2011. The best result is the quarter finals of 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2019. Albert last season was marked by a good strong-willed victory over compatriot David Ferrer (3:6, 7:6, 6:3). After which I did not find any specific arguments against the host of the courts, Diego Schwartzman (1:6, 5:7).

Argentina Open is the second dirt tournament for the Spaniard in 2020. Ramos was in the quarter finals of Cordoba last week, passing through the grid of Facundo Bagnis and Pablo Andujar. But once again lost to an uncomfortable opponent in the person of Diego Schwartzman (0: 6, 6: 7). It is worth noting that Albert is left-handed, which always gives certain trump cards in fights against right-handed people.

Betting Tips Statistics

  • Tennis players met eight times on the court. Score 4-4. It is worth noting that all the matches were held in a bitter struggle and on the ground.
  • The first meeting took place in the 1/8 finals of 2013, ending with a dry working Victoria of the Spaniard (6:3, 7:6);
  • The second game was held at the identical stage of 2017, in which Albert won a strong-willed victory (6:7, 7:6, 1:0 and Leonardo’s refusal).

Prediction

I believe that we will see the classic duel of the profile primers, in which there will be a lot of struggle and protracted rallies.

There is no doubt that Ramos is a favorite. After all, he is in optimal shape and has already adapted to soil coatings. It is unlikely that Mayer will suddenly start to play at a high level, since he makes continuous mistakes and, due to constant failures, has lost confidence in himself. So Albert Ramos will win.

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