Rinderknech vs Delbonis: will experience help the Argentine?
On July 27, Arthur Rinderknech and Federico Delbonis will face off in the second round of the tournament in Kitzbuhel. Which tennis player will get the victory? Look out for our answer in the prediction below.
This season Rinderknech has finally made it to the top 100 of the ATP world ranking. The Frenchman started his tour on hard courts, won the Challenger in Istanbul, and played in the quarterfinal in Marseille. Those results brought Arthur closer to his dream. He continued performing successfully on clay, and at the moment this puts him on the 91st line of the ranking.
Rinderknech's last appearances were in Bastad and Gstaad. There he reached the quarterfinals. In Switzerland, Arthur even ousted Roberto Bautista Agut (6-2, 6-4), but later lost to Laslo Djere (4-6, 7-6, 4-6).
Delbonis returned to the top 50 of the ATP world ranking, but he is still far away from the place he used to have in the ranking: at the moment, the Argentine is 46th, but he used to be the World №33. Still, this is a good achievement and fully deserved by Federico's performance on clay this season. He won 29 out of 41 matches on this surface this season.
Two weeks ago Delbonis played in the semifinal of the tournament in Hamburg and the second round of the Swiss Open in Gstaad. The last time Delbonis lost on clay in the first round was a year ago when he was defeated by his compatriot Londero at Roland Garros.
Delbonis has played the maximum number of sets in 3 of his last 5 matches on clay.
In 4 out of the last 6 matches of the Argentine, no more than ten games were played in the first set.
Rinderknech has a powerful serve, but so does the Argentine. Moreover, Federico is better at the base line. The Argentinean has more experience in playing on clay courts, so he must pass his opponent today.
Our prediction - Federico Delbonis to win.
Both tennis players have a huge serve, which automatically increases the chances of a long confrontation. Taking this into account, we believe that they will go over the total of 21.5 games.
Second wager - total over 21.5 games.