In the first round of Dubai on a hard meet German Philipp Kohlschreiber and Egyptian Mohamed Safwat. Which player is better prepared for this meeting? – Don’t miss our prediction.
At what time are Kohlschreiber vs Safwat to play?
The game time is February 24, 2020, at 16:00 (GMT+4).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Philipp Kohlschreiber takes the 80th position and Mohamed Safwat takes the 132th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Kohlschreiber have?
Philipp Kohlschreiber has won 56.0% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Safwat have?
Mohamed Safwat has won 29.6% of the games as a favorite.
It’s not strange, but Kohlschreiber lost only one match this season. Despite this, the Germans failed to achieve great success. At the beginning of the year, he won the Challenger in Canberra, defeating Emil Ruusuvuori in the final. After this, Philipp managed to get through the first round to the Australian Open. Then he outplayed Marcus Chiron. But after that, the representative of Germany was injured and didn’t go to the second match in Melbourne.
The last tournament in which Kohlschreiber participated was Rotterdam. He overcame the qualification by beating De Jong and Stakhovsky, but in the main draw he lost to Daniel Evans (3-6, 5-7).
The German after the match with the Egyptian can immediately go home. Further on the grid, Djokovic. Although the duel with Mohamed still needs to be won. Kohlschreiber finishing his career, has slipped in the ranking to the ninth ten and will soon begin to perform on challengers on an ongoing basis. Have’ve already started.
Safwat is currently experiencing the best moments of his career. The Egyptian rose to the 132nd line of the APR rating and sometimes even appears in big tournaments. For example, he successfully overcame the qualification for the Australian Open and played in the main draw of Major. Mohamed also managed to win the Challenger in Lanseston, where he defeated Alex Bolt in the final (7-6, 6-1).
The last tournament Safwat played was Bangalore. The representative of Egypt successfully overcame the first round of that challenge by beating Matthew Ebden (7-6, 6-7, 7-5). But already in the next match, Mohamed failed to cope with Stefano Travaglia (2-6, 6-7).
Safwat steadily in the second or third hundred throughout his career. Has in the arsenal of a good pitch and a game on the back line. We don’t see much difference in class with current Kolshrayberom.
Betting Tips Statistics
- It will be the first head-to-head match.
- This year, Kohlschreiber has won six games on hard, Safwat – 11.
|Philipp Kohlschreiber||vs||Mohamed Safwat|
|36 (1983.10.16)||Age||29 (1990.09.19)|
|Augsburg, Germany||Birthplace||Mansoura, Egypt|
|Kitzbuhel, Austria||Residence||Cairo, Egypt|
|5’10” (178 cm)||Height||5’11” (180 cm)|
|154 lbs (70 kg)||Weight||182 lbs (83 kg)|
|$12,934,144||Career Prize Money||$621,524|
Singles Service Record
|Philipp Kohlschreiber||Singles Service Record on hard||Mohamed Safwat|
|73%||1st Serve Points Won||71%|
|54%||2nd Serve Points Won||50%|
|2,468||Break Points Faced||65|
|65%||Break Points Saved||65%|
|4,944||Service Games Played||101|
|82%||Service Games Won||77%|
|65%||Total Service Points Won||63%|
Singles Return Record
|Philipp Kohlschreiber||Singles Return Record on hard||Mohamed Safwat|
|28%||1st Serve Return Points Won||23%|
|49%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||43%|
|2,663||Break Points Opportunities||39|
|40%||Break Points Converted||41%|
|5,005||Return Games Played||104|
|21%||Return Games Won||15%|
|36%||Return Points Won||31%|
|51%||Total Points Won||47%|
Kohlschreiber vs Safwat Predictions
Bookmakers consider Kohlschreiber a big favorite of the meeting. But we don’t agree with them. Safwat is a difficult opponent. This year he demonstrates a good game on hard. The win at the Challenger in Lanseston once again confirms that the Egyptian is now in good shape. Philipp is unlikely to easily beat him.
- Our prediction: Mohamed Safwat Will Win.