Verdasco is still able to compete on the tour, but only on fast surfaces. Indeed, in recent years, the Spaniard radically changed his game and began to act in a aggressive manner. But on sticky ground, this style is not entirely effective. Pablo was marked by one win at the start of the tournament in Cordoba over Horansky. Players crossed each other several times, including on the ground, so they are well acquainted with each other’s playing style. Will be interesting match? – Get our free prediction
At what time are Pablo Andujar Alba and Fernando Verdasco to play?
The game time is February 17, 2020, at 20:30 (GMT+1).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Pablo Andujar Alba takes the 59th position and Fernando Verdasco takes the 49th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Pablo Andujar Alba have?
Pablo Andujar Alba has won 17% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Fernando Verdasco have?
Fernando Verdasco has won 57% of the games as a favorite.
Pablo Andujar Alba
More recently, Andujar was written off, because he spent a minimum of time on the tour and alternated injuries on a regular basis. In such a situation, the Spaniard couldn’t compete at a high level, since he is already over 30, and without playing practice, he is not always able to demonstrate his best game. But when Pablo left health problems behind, he first dominated the dirt Challengers, and then at small ATP tournaments. The Spaniard has vast experience, so he in the classroom closes young and promising players.
Pablo got one win in Cordoba over Horansky. This match agains Verdasco will be very important in his career.
Verdasco is one of the most unpredictable players on the tour. And the problem is his hyperactivity, since Fernando can’t concentrate on anything concrete for a long time. It’s for this reason that he often loses in those matches where he must win quite confidently and easily. After 30, the representative of Spain began to change his game, since his body can no longer withstand heavy loads, so he decided to reduce the draws to a minimum and always tries to only aggravate.
Verdasco is powerfull and aggressive player, seizes the initiative in the draws and tries to dictate the course of events. If Fernando succeeds in holding the match according to the same scenario as in Doha, then he will definitely advance further in the tournament bracket in Rio de Janeiro.
In 2018, Fernando played here in the final, last year missed the start of the season due to damage.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Players met on the court five times. Almost every match took place in a bitter struggle (if not three sets, then two stubborn ones).
- Andujar and Verdasco compatriots and their matches are fundamental.
- Andujar has won only one out of six games this year.
- Verdasco scored three wins in seven matches.
Andujar vs Verdasco Predictions
If the match was held on hard, then we could safely bet on Verdasco. But on the ground, Andujar looks at times more confident and diverse. Pablo fights for every point and push opponents to make mistakes. Yes, and it should be noted, Verdasco withdrew from the last tournament due to injury, so it’s not clear what to expect from him now. So Andujar will win.
- Our prediction: Pablo Andujar will win