Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Malek Jaziri Tennis Prediction
The first half of Nikoloz Basilashvili was not very good. However, he has played well in recent months. He was the champion of the ATP 500 of Stuttgart, made fourth round at the US Open and reached the quarterfinals of ATP 250 of Metz.
He comes from victory over Fernando Verdasco in straight sets. Although he did not give set to Spanish, it was a well-balanced game. Basilashvili is fast-legged, not the most regular, has efficient forehand and is competitive on fast surfaces.
On the other side, Jaziri surprised in the second round by eliminating Alexander Zverev. It is clear that Zverev already made some slips in 2018, but I confess that I was surprised with the final outcome of the match.
The Tunisian is a player who relies heavily on the forehand to inflict damage on opponents, has a reasonable backhand, is not very fast on legs and is unstable.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Malek Jaziri
Despite the win over Zverev, I do not see Jaziri as a favorite for the confrontation from here. As I pointed out earlier, Basilashvili went up in the second half and has played well.
Jaziri will have to get well to take chances to advance, as I see the Georgian with more resources in the baseline and better prepared physically than the Tunisian. And it is also important to note that Jaziri’s game against Zverev was exhausting – both physical and mental. Therefore, in a possible third set, Basilashvili could have a physical advantage.
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