Match: Joao Sousa – Ernests Gulbis Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Thursday, 26 May, 2016
Start time: 14:00 UK
The match between Joao Sousa and Ernests Gulbis is from the 2nd round at the Roland Garros.
Joao Sousa, 29th in the world, was the author of a 1st round Dzumhur serious face by winning 2-6, 7-6, 6-4, 7-5. If the Portuguese were somewhat disappointed by being eliminated in the 2nd round of Monte Carlo and Rome, it nevertheless performed very well at the Masters 1000 Madrid after which he was eliminated in 3 sets on 1/4-finals by Nadal. Also, Sousa reached the semifinals of Nice but was eliminated by Alexander Zverev.
Ernests Gulbis, the 80th in ATP Rank list and semifinalist at Roland Garros in 2014, has consistently dominated the 1st round against Seppi 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. However, the Latvian trouble finding the level of play that was his 2 years ago. This season on clay, the Latvian was eliminated in his opening match in Barcelona, Munich and Madrid and the 2nd round of the tournament of Geneva and the Masters 1000 in Rome.
The two players were played each other 2 times in 2014. Gulbis leads in direct confrontations with 2 wins. None of these encounters do was played on clay.
Given the first half of the season, João Sousa has the weapons to defeat to Ernests Gulbis but it will take still wary of Latvian.