Match: Richard Gasquet – Andreas Seppi Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Wednesday, 11 May, 2016
Start time: 14:00 UK
Richard Gasquet will face Andreas Seppi in the 2nd round of Italian Open in Rome. The match is the number 3 оn court “Pietrangeli” and is expected to start not before 14:00 UK.
Richard Gasquet, 12th in the ATP rankings, has easily taken the measure of his compatriot Julien Benneteau in the first round, 6-3 6-0. Earlier in the season, having withdrawn from the Australian Open, Gasquet was then removed from the 4th round at the Masters 1000 Indian Wells and Miami. On clay, Gasquet was surprised in the 2nd round of Monte Carlo by compatriot Lucas Pouille 6-4, 5-7, 1-6 before getting out in the 3rd round by Nishikori in Madrid 4-6, 5-7. Before that he won against Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 and Roberto Carballes Baena 6-1, 7-6 (5).
Andreas Seppi, 42nd in the World, made his comeback in the tournament after a half months of absence. 1st Round of Rome, Seppi eliminated the Canadian Vasek Pospisil 7-6 7-6. At the Australian Open, the Italian has reached the third round, beaten by Djokovic 1-6, 5-7, 6-7 (6). At Masters 1000 Indian Wells and Miami, he won every time his first match before being eliminated in the 2nd round.
Richard Gasquet is vastly superior to their opponents. Unbeaten against the Italian since 2008, I expect that the French will win again against Seppi with 2-0 sets.