Tuesday 07/10/2014, 10:00, ATP Shanghai, Martin Klizan vs Samuel Groth
Martin Klizan vs Samuel Groth Betting Preview
Martin Klizan is a fast rising star and his performance on hard surface is impressive on many levels, especially given his lack of experience. He is one of the younger players in the circuit and over the last couple of months he greatly improved his ranking in the ATP standings. By comparison, Samuel Groth advanced upward at a slower pace and he just entered top 100, which he is likely to leave if he is eliminated in the first round in Shanghai.
Martin Klizan vs Samuel Groth Betting Odds
Martin Klizan 1.45, Samuel Groth 2.75
Martin Klizan vs Samuel Groth Betting Tips
Samuel Groth had to play two qualifying games and he prevailed but struggled heavily in the last match against Gojowczyk. Truth be told, the Austrian was credited with a second chance in that game and even so, he did a fine job at rebounding in the final set. Things could've gone either way and the German can consider himself lucky to play against Martin Klizan in the opening round.
One week ago, he was eliminated in the second round in another tournament held in China, with Robredo being the executioner, once again in three sets. On hard surface, he struggled to make the third round of tournaments and each time he was eliminated before hitting his target.
Martin Klizan was on the verge of winning the ATP tournament in Beijing, but was defeated in the final by the more experienced Berdych. The Czech player was in control from one end of the game to the other and prevailed in straight sets, while losing just five games. The first set was balanced enough, but things took a turn for the worse in the second act, when Martin suffered a complete meltdown.
En route to playing the final, he eliminated three players that were credited with the first chance, including Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard was given dismal odds in the semifinals, yet he went down in three sets, despite winning the first one in tie break.
- This is the first time that the two players meet in an ATP tournament, but Martin Klizan is in better form
- Martin Klizan greatly improved his position since last year, climbing to the 40th place in the ATP rankings
Martin Klizan vs Samuel Groth Betting Prediction
Martin Klizan is the player to watch for today, with the Slovakian being one of the hottest players in the ATP circuit. Following his awesome performance in Beijing, he's expected to make another deep run in Shanghai and it would be a huge surprise for him to be eliminated in the opening round. The odds for a straight win are not terrific, but backing Martin to win in straight sets will double the investment.
Bet: Martin Klizan 2-0 @ 2.00 with Bet365