Yuchi Sugita in the semifinal of the tournament in Noumea on January 11 will meet with Cedric-Marcel Stebe. Which of these tennis players deserves the finals? – read in our prediction.

Yuichi Sugita

For Sugita, the starting fights at the tournament in Noumea were not as simple as those of Stebe. The Japanese in the first round of the competition met worthy resistance from his compatriot Hiroki Moria (4-6, 6-4, 6-3). In the second round, Sugita in the decisive set in a tie-break beat the representative of Argentina, Marco Trungelliti (2-6, 6-4, 7-6).

The quarterfinal match for Sugita turned out to be calmer – in the confrontation with the Slovak Martin Klizhan, the Japanese allowed his opponent to take only three games (6-1, 6-2).

Cedric-Marcel Stebe

Stebe at a tournament in Noumea has not yet lost a single set. This is an excellent indicator for a German tennis player, because his opponents were not the easiest. In the first round, Stebe defeated his compatriot Matthias Bachinger (7-6, refusal), then the Argentinean Federico Coria (6-1, 6-3) and the Frenchman Tristan Lamazin (6-4, 6-1) were defeated.

Statistics and personal meetings

  • In personal meetings, tennis players have an equality of 1-1.
  • Sugita takes the 100th place in the ATP ranking, and Stebe – 164th.

Yuichi Sugita vs Cedric-Marcel Stebe Prediction

Previously, tennis players met twice with each other. At the moment, athletes have equality in face-to-face meetings, both fights being three-set. We assume that the upcoming meeting will be held in a bitter struggle, where the fate of the match will be decided in the third decisive game. At the same time, we prefer Sugita, which is included in the first hundred of the world ATP rating.

Our prediction is Sugita will win.