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Bernard Tomic vs Farrukh Dustov odds, preview and predictions

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Monday 14/07/2014, 20:45, ATP Bogota, Bernard Tomic vs Farrukh Dustov

Bernard Tomic vs Farrukh Dustov Betting Preview

The clay season is over and the last matches on grass have been played in England, but tennis continues on hard surface. Bernard Tomic and Farrukh Dustov will try to advance to the next stage of the ATP Bogotá tournament, with the Australian being credited with the first chance. He wasn't too successful on grass and failed to win consecutive games, but he fares much better on a hard surface and could enter ATP top 100 if he wins this tournament in Colombia.

Bernard Tomic vs Farrukh Dustov Betting Odds

At Unibet

Bernard Tomic 1.25, Farrukh Dustov 3.75

Bernard Tomic vs Farrukh Dustov Betting Tips

The Australian sits in the 124th place, the same position he occupied one year ago and was unable to improve much over the last couple of months. In fact, Bernard has been bleeding points in Europe and as a result he decided to take one week off to prepare for the hard surface.

Due to the fact that he is better placed than most of his challengers, Tomic didn't have to go through qualifying rounds. He is well rested and if necessary should be able to play at the same level for three sets, although it is unlikely for the match to last that long. Bernard has a powerful first serve and is also fairly accurate, an ability that should come in handy in Bogotá.

Farrukh Dustov is also struggling outside top 100, but he never came really close of crossing this psychological threshold. He managed to win a single match on grass this season, against a weaker opponent and even then, he required three sets. It comes as no surprise that he decided to leave that surface as soon as possible, choosing to practice on hard court in North America.

He chose the Winnetka challenger to kick-start his season on hard court, and was surprisingly successful as he made the semifinal. The brief return on the grass of Newport didn't have the expected result, as Farrukh was eliminated in the opening round. His main weakness is that he struggles to win on his serve, which leaves him at a great disadvantage and this will be a big problem against Tomic.

Key Facts

  • The two players met a single time in the Davis cup and it was the Australian who won in three sets
  • This is the first tournament on hard court for Tomic in 2014, whereas his opponent won four games already.

Bernard Tomic vs Farrukh Dustov Betting Prediction

Tomic makes his debut on this surface but past performance suggests that he is well adapted to play on hard court. Farrukh Dustov won a couple of games earlier this month on hard surface but he played mostly against outsiders and this is the first serious test for him. In order to maximize the odds, punters should bet on Bernard Tomic to win in straight sets at odds of 1.75 with Unibet.

Bet: Bernard Tomic 2-0 @ 1.75 with Unibet

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