In the Italian city of Andria, the start of the tournament series Challenger with a prize Fund of 43 million euros. In one of the matches of the first round of the Italian Matteo viola will meet with the Ukrainian Sergey Stahovsky. What to expect from this meeting? – read our forecast.
At the time, viola showed a good game and even had to step in to break into the first hundred of the world ranking. But this he failed to do. The best result for an Italian is 118 the place of the ATP ranking.
Much success viola this year has not. But he played in one semifinal. Six months ago the representative of Italy made it to Challenger in Glasgow, and then almost repeated his success in Ismaning. There he reached the quarterfinals where was defeated Hugo Humberto (1-6, 2-6). By the way, these two tournaments took place in the hall.
Stakhovsky still can not get back in the top 100 in the world rankings. Sometimes Ukrainian shows excellent game and even wins tournaments, but then he fails the next. Due to such a volatile game he is now a 140-th line of the ATP ranking.
Two weeks ago, Sergey played in a Challenger in Bratislava. In the first two rounds Stakhovsky passed the Argentine Troncelliti and Slovak Gombosi, but in the quarterfinals lost to the future winner of the Bagel.
Statistics and personal meetings
- Between the rivals played two games. The score is 1-1.
- This year in the hall viola have won 11 matches, Stakhovsky – 14.
In the previous two matches between these players was punched mark of 20.5 games. The last match was played at the end of July this year and then viola celebrated the victory in three sets. Despite the fact that Stakhovsky clear favorite, it is unlikely that the Italian will lose without a fight. He will play at home, so obliged to impose the struggle of the Ukrainian people.