John Isner vs Horacio Zeballos – Roland Garros:John Isner, a 33-year old North-American player who is ranked 10th on the ATP Rankings.
John Isner is a player that doesn’t put a lot of show and that is more worried about finishing the points quick and winning them because his technical quality isn’t that much.
Isner is known for his great serve, which is to me the 2nd best in the entire circuit, only behind Ivo Karlovic’s, and he really takes advantage of his height for it.
He likes to play with strong strokes and normally straight ones and he also doesn’t mind going up to the net, utilizing the serve & volley a lot.
This year Isner has already won the Miami Masters and is very close to his best ranking. A victory here ensures he defends the points he conquered last year.
Horacio Zeballos is an Argentinian 33-year old who is ranked 101st on the ATP Rankings.
This is a player that prefers to play on clay. He is more of a Challengers’ player practically playing his entire career on the same challengers and he never had a a great record in terms of rankings,
with the 39th place being his best ranking ever and that shows that it really was on the secondary circuit that he has played his whole life.
Zeballos really likes to play with his one-handed backhand, has a defensive style, that likes to put a lot of topspin on his strokes and is able to keep up from the baseline.
This year, Zeballos doesn’t have a single title, doesn’t have a great record, with the best result being in February at the ATP São Paulo, where he reached the semi-finals (and he has beaten Monfils during his path).
His last title was already in July of 2016.
John Isner vs Horacio Zeballos – Betting Tip and Prediction:
We have an interesting match here. Isner is better and should win. He is heavy favourite but he is facing a specialist on this surface and that last year reached the 8th finals.
Threfore, I believe this will be a difficult match, with more than 3 sets and probably like 2 tiebreaks.
|Over 38.5 games||