Pella - Millman
Guido Pella is enjoying a career-best season in 2019. A first career title won in Sao Paolo and a fine clay-court campaign in which he reached three successive quarterfinals between Monte Carlo and the BMW Open in Munich are among the key highlights. He also made the last eight of a Grand Slam for the first time at Wimbledon. However, the Argentinean left-hander’s form has gone off the boil since his run to the semifinals in Los Cabos.
Pella will face in-form Australian John Millman who has started the autumn season in style. After exiting the US Open in the first round and losing a huge chunk of ranking points, the 30-year-old Queensland native won a Challenger title in Kaohsiung in Taiwan and then made the final of an ATP-500 as a qualifier for the first time in Tokyo. Although Millman lost handily to Djokovic in that final, he is still on course to re-enter the World’s Top 50.
The worrying thing for Millman is whether he has the legs to go toe-to-toe with one of the most lethal counterpunchers in Top 30 after such a long week in Japan.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 08.10. 08:00h