Stefano Napolitano vs Filip Horansky
ATP Moscow Matches // Kremlin Cup
14/10/2018 @ 7:00pm AEST
The Italian Stallion, Stefano Napolitano, returns to the Kremlin Cup Qualifying court after an impressive flogging of the 3-seed (and former #1 Junior), Nikola Milojevic, 6-4, 6-3. Tonight, he looks to extend his tenure in the tournament when he faces Filip Horansky, who is coming off a marginal 3-set victory against his opponent last night.
Napolitano is an effective all-court player, having recently gone the distance at the Biella Challenger, only losing in the Final to Delbonis. He holds a 13/11 record on Hard Courts this year, and a 7/4 record on indoor courts. Suitably, this tournament is an indoor hard court tournament, where Napolitano historically plays his best tennis.
On the other side of the court, Horansky is a clay court specialist and prefers a slower court to find momentum. Outside of last night’s match, his only exposure to hard courts this year was in February, where he was ousted in the first round of the Bergamo Challenger in Italy.
If this were a clay court clash, the edge might go to Horansky, but all factors considered, tonight’s victory should belong to the fresher, more experienced player on a faster court. Take Napolitano to secure the victory.
Our Free Betting Pick: Stefano Napolitano -3 Games ($1.85)