Kovalik - Paire
In the first round of ATP tournament in Gstaad Benoit Paire bad boy of tennis will play against Kovalik and he is a favorite. Unbelievable. This is the first match of 2021 in which Paire is the favorite to win. That tells us something, he started to play better than at the start.
In Hamburg he had some solid performances and big wins at least for his new standards. He lost in the Quarter Finals there to Del Bonis is three sets. That match was very close and it could have gone to either player. In the match before that he played maybe his best match of the season against in form clay court specialist Varillas.
Kovalik is solid player for Challengers but even on those he did not have a lot of success as of recent. I believe that Paire will win this if he can play even close like he did in Germany.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 19.07. 15:00h