Round of 16
Venue: Arena Armeec, Centre Court, Sofia, Bulgaria
29.09.2022, @ 02:40 PM (+03:00 UTC)
The Sofia Open is here and the Bulgarian scene has been enjoying some top-quality tennis these days. While big names like Medvedev, Nadal, Djokovic, etc are missing. We have talents like Jannik Sinner and Pablo Carreno Busta blessing the scene. And in this game, Pablo is going to take on Marc-Andrea Huesler.Receive Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Marc-Andrea Huesler defeated Geoffrey Blacaneaux in the first Round 6-4, 6-4. In that game, Huesler had a strong service game, extracting a 44-37 service points advantage, not allowing his serve game to be broken throughout the game. Apart from that, Huesler also enjoyed a 19-17 receiving points advantage. He entered the tournament as a Qualifier and has been ranked 95 before the tournament. He has already done well but this is the real test, right here!
Pablo Carreno Busta
As second seed, Pablo earned a bye to the Second Round. The elite Spaniard has been around the 10-15 rankings for more than five years now and has maintained a high level of play for many years now. Pablo did a fabulous job of reaching the Quarter-Final where he lost in the deciding set to Karen Khachanov. Overall, Pablo tends to make deep runs in big tournaments and his play on the hard surface has been impressive. Still, the number of titles is still a bit lean for this talented 31-year-old Spaniard.
Marc-Andrea Huesler vs Pablo Carreno Busta Head-to-Head
This is the first time these two will meet.
Expert Betting Tips
It is safe to say that if Huesler wins here, it is going to be considered an upset. Meanwhile, Pablo is known to take care of business early against players that are ranked way below him. He has the reputation for ease through opening rounds and he will be posing a huge threat to a rather inspiring campaign by Marc-Andrea. That’s why I’d back Pablo to win without his serve being broken even once.