Bernard Tomic vs Ricardas Berankis – Challenger Bratislava: Bernard Tomic is an Australian tennis player with 25 years of age that currently sits on the 145th position of the ATP Rankings.
He is a player with a lot of talent, but he is unable to put it to good use. He has a great serve, a good forehand and he likes to use slices and make dropshots a lot.
Ricardas Berankis is a Lithuanian player with 27 years of age, and he is ranked 142nd on the ATP Rankings.
He is a short player, more suitable for rallies. He likes to play from the baseline, has some good strokes and is a lot stronger with his forehand (the usual, since he is righty).
Tomic is a player that many people thought would go far and reach a great level but at the moment, whenever someone mentions Tomic to any tennis fan, they say it is just sad to see the lack of mental strength to back up everything he had in terms of technique, that granted him many unexpected wins and also his best spot on the ATP Rankings every (number 17 in January of last year).
It is true, in under 2 years, he dropped about 130 positions on the Rankings, he who says that he does it all for the money, making several comments on the court regarding that subject as well.
This year has been awful for home, with his best achievements being reaching 2 semi-finals.
As for Berankis, he is a plyer that doesn’t quite have Tomic’s talent, not even close to it, playing more rallies and also lacking a bit of mental strength. He also dropped a lot from 2016 to 2017 (he was ranked 52 in May of 2016) but his drop was more unexpected.
In terms of the game, he plays a lot of rallies, has a good ability to play long ball exchanges, he strikes well with his forehand and lately has been trying to work on his game at the net, where he still seems very fresh to me.
He is a player that, despite not being too aggressive, doesn’t make many mistakes and against opponents who like to attack, he knows how to return the ball well and try to force the errors.
The best record this year was his victory at the Shymkent Challenger. He also reached the final of ATP Moscow.
Bernard Tomic vs Ricardas Berankis – Betting Tip and Prediction:
To summarize, Tomic plays very well but has been dropping a lot of positions on the ATP Rankings this season.
He never seemed to care whether he won or lost his matches and he will find a player that will tire him out on the long rallies and leave him frustrated.
Berankis, despite everything, has had a reasonable year so far, being injured from October to May, which explains his decrease in rank. It seems to me that Berankis will be more focused and more motivated to win against an Australian which can never be trusted.
|Berankis to win||