ATP Tour Week 18 Preview: Kohlschrieber can come through strong Munich field

There are three clay tournaments this week at the 250 level, as players keep their preparations for the May Experts events as well as the French Open, all on the ATP Tour. Our tennis columnist, Dan Weston, looks at which players have the potential to get an adequate week…
A week’s break for Nadal gives a chance to the rest of the tour The tennis tour gets a week away with the Spaniard beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the closing of Barcelona yesterday day without even dropping a set to make it two championships in fourteen days. In fact, this now makes it 46 sets that he has won in a row on his favorite surface, along with his return information, where he’s broken opponents almost 50 percent on clay in the previous 12 months, also created an unparalleled 1.04 break point chances per match, far eclipses anything that some of his rivals can provide.
A area that is weak greets Bedene and Cilic in Istanbul
In the low-profile occasions this week, there are not any players remotely near the degree, and activity gets underway at 10:00 UK time this morning with Aljaz Bedene, Andreas Seppi, Marin Cilic and Damir Dzumhur, in Istanbul the seeds using byes. Of them, Seppi (despite adequate results of overdue ) and Dzumhur do not have impressive information, together with Cilic and the Budapest semi-finalist, Bedene, with much better numbers.
Conditions in Turkey are likely to be medium-slow, with 75.7percent of service matches held in the previous 3 years (1.4% below the 77.1% ATP clay imply within this time interval ), providing slight bias towards the return-orientated players at the draw. Taking a look at the unseeded players with potential to get a good run, there is in factn’t an abundance of talent, or several with over 100% combined hold/break percent on clay in the previous 12 months, together with the out-of-form Viktor Troicki along with the Brazilian, Rogerio Dutra Da Silva, being the very best of a poor bunch.
Both are in Bedene’s third quarter, but the Slovenian will be a strong favourite against either of this duo. Cilic includes a present draw in the upper half of the draw but odds not in excess of even money don’t inspire. Although the long-shot duo of Dutra and Troicki Da Silva could be of interest to your readers bedene at about 7/1 is much more generous.

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