Edmund - Chardy
These two played a great five-setter on the clay of the French Open earlier this year. Chardy has struggled in recent months, but Edmund is on a five-match losing streak. The Frenchman came through qualifiers here, which will likely give him a bit more comfort with the surface.
He has beaten Evans and Karatsev in the qualifications for the main draw in Shanghai.
He has also connected three wins in Beijing prior to losing agaisnt Khachanov.
Edmund hasn t been able to beat anyone since Montreal first round but although being in such crisis he knows that he can give his best tennis.
In a match of two players desperately searching for better form, Edmund is my favorite.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 07.10. 10:00h