Giannessi vs. Kovalik: what will the fifth match between the players be like?
Alessandro Giannessi vs. Jozef Kovalik. Prediction for ATP Antalya match (28 January 2021)
Alessandro Giannessi lost his last two matches against Jozef Kovalik. Will the Italian play better in the match that will take place in Antalya? Find out in our prediction.
Giannessi didn’t play much last season. For unknown reason, the Italian decided to refuse to participate in tournaments that were held on fast surfaces. He played only on clay court, but still did not have much success. The only exception is the challenger in Lisbon, where Alessandro reached the semifinals.
This year, the representative of Italy managed to play two matches. But they can hardly be called successful. First, in AO qualifying Giannessi was defeated by Spaniard Vilella Martinez (1-6, 3-6), and in Istanbul, he lost to Lorenzo Giustino (5-7, 6-7).
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Kovalik performed great last week in Istanbul. On an unusual surface for himself, Jozef managed to beat Altug Celikbilek (7-5, 2-6, 6-4), Ergi Kirkin (6-7, 6-0, 7-6), and Carlos Taberner (7-6, 6-0). The Slovak had to stop at this, as in the semifinals he could not prevail over Arthur Rinderknech (5-7, 4-6).
It should be noted that Kovalik performs much better on the clay court. This is his favorite surface, where he won almost 300 victories over his entire career. In Antalya, his results can be even better.
Despite the fact that in the last two matches Giannessi was inferior to Kovalik, he could demonstrate resistance to his opponent. It is quite possible that this time also the Slovak will not be able to win an easy victory. The Italian knows how to play on clay court. This is his favorite surface, so he always tries to show his best game on it.
Considering the history of face-to-face matches, we believe that the opponents will break through the 21 games mark.
Our prediction is total over 21 games for the odds of 1.76 in the bookmaker 1xBet.
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