Middelkoop M./Simon G. - Carreno-Busta P./Sousa J.
Pablo Carreno-Busta and Joao Sousa will play against Matwe Middelkoop and Gilles Simon in the first round of Rome.
This will be the first match between these two doubles, because Middelkoop and Simon play for the first time together in a tournament.
Middelkoop is a classic doubles player but does not come in a good shape for this tournament, Simon is an experienced player, but the two will not have much chance in this tournament, even in this match.
Simon also came in bad shape in this tournament, there are no good results in doubles this season, already lost in the first round of the singles in this tournament, they are also likely to lose in the first round doubles.
Busta and Sousa played several matches and tournaments before this tournament, played three tournaments on the clay, on all three of these tournaments they won in the first round, so it should be on this tournament too.
Busta and Sousa played finals in this tournament last season, they can hardly repeat that result of this season, but they will be close to repeat the win in the first round of this tournament.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 13.05. 17:00h