Johnson S. - Mayer L.
In the first round of Auckland, Steve Johnson and Leonardo Mayer will meet. These two players did not meet before this tournament, so this will be the first match between them.
Johnson is a favorite before the start of this match, and he should win in this match, but Mayer is an experienced player to not allow the convincing loss the first set in this match.
Mayer is the best on the clay, but he had really good games and on the hard surface, he has a good service, and with fewer or bigger problems, he will win four games in the first set of this match, it is likely to be four service games.
Johnson has a better service than Mayer, he will easily win his service games in the first set of this match, if Mayer succeeds to win the first two service games, it will not be a long time to repeat this again in the first set of this match.
One break could be in the first set of this match, but there will be no surprise if there are twelve, or all thirteen games in the first set of this match.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 08.01. 00:00h