Lopez vs Daniel: Does Spanish suffer fifth defeat in a row?
Feliciano Lopez - Taro Daniel. ATP Marbella Prediction (5 April 2021)
Feliciano Lopez will play with Daniel Taro in the first round of the tournament in Marbella on April 5. Who will win the upcoming meeting? - read our forecast.
The 39-year-old Lopez's career appears to be on its way to completion. The Spaniard goes out to the tennis court less and less. By and large, he does this only at major tournaments. At the beginning of the year, Feliciano performed quite unexpectedly well at the Australian Open, where he managed to reach the third round of the competition.
After the Australian major, Lopez suffered three defeats in a row - at the tournament in Marseille, the Spaniard lost three sets to Jo-Wilfrid Tsonga, he lost to Miomir Kechmanovic in Acapulco, and he lost to Alexei Popyrin in Miami.
Upcoming Predictions for Tennis
Daniel has already tried the Spanish soil. The day before, the Japanese had three fights at the Challenger in Marbella. In the first round of the competition, Taro won a landslide victory over the Swede Leo Borg (6-1, 6-2), the son of the former first racket of the world Bjorn Borg.
Then the Japanese also dealt with the Spaniard Carlos Gomez-Herrera in two games (7-5, 6-4). In the quarterfinals of the tournament, Daniel lost three sets to Huam Munar (6-4, 2-6, 3-6).
Lopez's losing streak currently has four fights. In principle, this is not surprising, after all, it is already difficult for a 39-year-old Spaniard to compete with the younger generation. We expect that in the upcoming fight, Feliciano will not be able to cope with the young Japanese, who is 11 years younger than the Spaniard.
Our prediction is a win for Daniel with a handicap (-3.5) for a coefficient of 2.02 on 1xbet.