Quiroz R. - Popko D.
Dmitry Popko will play against Roberto Quiroz in the first round of the challenger in Knoxville.
This will be the second match between these two players. The first match played this season, also in the hard surface, Popko won 2-0 with no major problems in that match.
Popko did not lose his serve in two sets of that match, chances are big that he will retain more of his service games in this match.
Popko is, in this moment, a better single player, playing in the hard surface, which certainly suits the Russian player better.
Quiroz is better in the clay, in the last time he s got better results in doubles, so it won t be a surprise if he loses in the first round of this tournament.
Popko played the semi-finals of the challengers in the surface last week, losing that semi-finals hard, in better shape than Quiroz coming to this tournament, so he should use that in this match.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 04.11. 19:00h