Buzarnescu demonstrated in 2017 that you always have to believe in your dream. The 29 years old romanian, was able to enter the top 100 for the first time and is now in the 57th position. He has won 6 ITF titles and has reached the first quarter of the WTA final.

He played much towards the end of the year, recording only 2 defeats in the last 18 matches of the season. Unfortunately for her, the new season began with her opponent Sharapova, in Shenzhen (CHI). Mihaela lost in a definite manner, score 3-6, 0-6, but did not lose confidence. And this was visible in the inaugural round in Hobart, where the Romance had Cornet (FRA), the fourth favorite of the competition, score 6-2, 6-4. There was no problem with Friedsam (GER) in the “eights” score 7-5, 6-4. It was a technically poor game with many unfortunate faults, and Buzarnescu only took advantage of 4 of the 14 break balls.

Riske is a 27-year-old American, a solid 100-strong player. He has only one title in 2014 in Tianjin (CHI). A strong-hit player who feels good about defensive tennis players.

He started the current season with a win in the first round of Shenzhen (CHI) against Wang (CHI), score 7-5, 6-0, but lost in the next round with Sharapova, score 6-4, 3- 6, 2-6. Here he defeated Siniakova (CZE), score 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, for then to benefit from Flipkens (BEL).

Alison played well with Siniakova, but maybe the Czech player was tired after the Shenzhen final. About Mihaela’s match with Friedsam, I do not know what to believe. Win in two sets, but if the top of the net was any top 100 tennis player, Buzarnescu would have made his luggage. He missed too much a lot of break opportunities and seemed “eager” to let his opponent enter the game every time. I think it will be a long game with many extended games, and the difference at the end should not be a big one, regardless of the winning athlete. That’s why I’ll bet tennismen with a bigger share.

Prediction Today: Buzarnescu – Riske: Riske + 2.5 games

Odds: 1.62

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