Denis Istomin vs Marcos Baghdatis – ATP Chengdu: Denis Istomin is a 31-year-old player from Uzbekistan who currently occupies the 78th position of the ATP Rankings.
Istomin is an experienced player, very used to this kind of tournaments and he is a player that plays even better on hard courts.
Istomin is somewhat inconsistent, but when he plays well, he is able to play good tennis and at a good level.
Istomin reaches this final in great form and he was the player who got the toughest draw, since he has beaten Struff and Khachanov in straight sets and then Jared Donaldson and Sugita in 3 sets, coming back from behind against the American and clearly being the better player against the Japanese.
➡ Marcos Baghdatis is a Cypriot 32-year-old player who sits in the 113th position of the ATP Rankings. This player is experienced and has quality but his best tennis only appears in short periods. He is not the Baghdatis he used to be.
Still, in this tournament, he has had some good performances and that has allowed him to beat Vasek Pospisil in 3 sets, losing the first one and then coming back from behind.
Then he beat Peter Gojowczyk with a new win in 3 sets, once again coming back from behind.
Then he faced Lu, where he wasn’t favourite but was able to win in straight sets and the on the semi-final he came back from behind once again, beating Guido Pella in 3 sets.
Denis Istomin vs Marcos Baghdatis – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Head to head: 2-2
These two players know each other well, they’ve already played against each other in several occasions and Istomin even has the advantage of beating the Cypriot on their last two encounters.
Istomin has been playing a very good tennis and I believe he will be able to win this match.
It won’t be an easy final, because Marcos Baghdatis is a very experienced player, but he had some tough matches so far in this tournament and he has been able to survive in the third sets.
Istomin is playing better and I think he will win on this final, despite not being the favourite here.
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