The Maharashtra Open tournament takes place in Pune, and in this analysis I will detail the match of the first round between Cedrik Marcel Stebe and Ivo Karlovic, to conclude with the related bet.
Pune is a city of 3.1 million inhabitants, being the cultural capital of Maharashtra region.
The host is the Mhalunge Balewadi Tennis Complex, which has outdoor hard-covered grounds.
The contest table includes Kohlschreiber, Paire, Berankis or Caruso.
Cedrik-Marcel Stebe: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Cedrik Marcel Stebe is a 29-year-old German, ranked 154th ATP.
◾️And Stebe is a valuable tennis player, in the past even on the 71st place in the world.
◾️But a series of accidents followed, with Cedrik missing for a long time and circuit and since his return being at a modest level, failing to get more performances.
◾️In 2019 he has the quarterfinals at ITF M15 Kaltenkirchen, the final at Gstaad, the quarterfinals at Stockholm and the quarterfinals at the challenger in Hamburg.
◾️And in 2020 he has the quarter-finals at the challenger in Noumea.
◾️Stebe played pretty well this year, so maybe in this tournament he can reach the final stages.
◾️Cedrik including the Australian Open was solid, losing in the first round with Paire (21st place ATP) but after a match of 5 sets.
Ivo Karlovic: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Ivo Karlovic is a 40-year-old Croatian, ranked 124th ATP.
◾️And Karlovic is a true veteran, a sportsman who has been active in the professional circuit for two decades and still playing at an acceptable level.
◾️Obviously, age is increasingly saying the word but Ivo’s game is not so physical, he is conservative in this regard.
◾️In 2019 he has the final at Pune, the quarterfinals at the challenger in Surbiton and the final at the challenger in Houston.
◾️In 2020 it has no performance.
◾️Ivo started poorly this year, qualifying for ATP Doha losing to Vesely (109th place ATP).
◾️But then the Australian Open came in the second round, a performance after all, passing Pospisil (138th place ATP) although it started as an underdog there.
◾️In the second round he was defeated by Monfils (10th place ATP), taking the first set.
🎾Statistics of the direct matches Cedrik-Marcel Stebe vs Ivo Karlovic
◽️It is the first direct meeting between the two.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Cedrik Marcel Stebe vs Ivo Karlovic
Cedrik-Marcel Stebe started off pretty well this year, even at the Australian Open playing solid and losing only after 5 sets with Benoit Paire.
Ivo Karlovic is a veteran, but he is still achieving positive results at the Australian Open, passing Pospisil.
At 2.11m high it has an efficient service, but the number of aces has started to decrease.
For example, this year he has 15 aces with Vesely, 13 with Pospisil and 17 with Monfils, all these matches being very long, 3 respectively 4 sets.
Prediction Today: Ivo Karlovic sends under 18.5 aces