The Bett1Hulks tournament takes place in Cologne, and in this analysis I will detail the first round match between Radu Albot and Pierre Hugues Herbert, and I will conclude with the related bet.
Cologne is a town of 1.08 million inhabitants, being the fourth largest city in Germany.
This tournament is small, ATP 250. with a prize pool of 325,610 euros.
The host is the Lanxess Arena complex, which has land covered with a fast, indoor hard drive.
The competition table includes Zverev, Murray, Cilic or Aliassime.
Radu Albot: Team form, news and statistics
Radu Albot is a 30-year-old Moldovan, ranked 79th in the ATP.
And Albot is an interesting athlete, who last year was very solid but who seems to be declining.
He is in the second part of his career anyway, but I expect to be able to play 2-3 more seasons at a high level, in today’s sport you can perform even after 30 years.
Lately, however, his tennis has not convinced, having many defeats against the background of a weaker tennis.
In 2019 he has semifinals in Montpellier, title at Delray Beach, semifinals in Geneva and semifinals in Los Cabos.
And in 2020 it has no performance.
So far this year he has failed from his point of view, having 13 defeats and only 2 victories.
Since returning after the break, he played for ATP Cincinnati and the US Open, where he was defeated each time in a minimum of sets, by Barrere and Gombos, respectively.
Coming on slag, he has modest games again, for example in Rome being defeated in qualifications by Diez, in a match in which he could not take the set again.
At Roland Garros, however, he passed the first round, winning with Thompson, until losing 0-3 to Fritz.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert: Team form, news and statistics
Pierre Hugues Herbert is a 29-year-old Frenchman, ranked 78th in the ATP.
And Herbert is a very talented athlete, who in recent years has been consistently in the top 100 in the world, reaching even the 36th place in the world. But he was generally very fickle, with very good moments but also very pronounced falls, sometimes alternating these moments even during a match. This was seen right now at Roland Garros, he playing very well and very poorly with Zverev, being in extremes.
In addition, Pierre is a very good double player, former world number 2, having all 4 grand slams on his record.
In 2019 he has the quarterfinals in Doha, the final in Montpellier, the semifinals in Budapest and the semifinals in Halle.
And in 2020 he has the quarterfinals in Doha, the quarterfinals in Montpellier and the semifinals in the Prague challenger.
Herbert comes after Roland Garros, there passing Mmoh and losing to Alexander Zverev, but after a match of 5 sets.
Pierre feels good in fast, indoor conditions, for example this year passing Aliassime, playing on a par with Goffin in Montpellier. So here on a very fast field it should be effective.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Radu Albot vs Pierre-Hugues Herbert
In the only direct match, the score is 1-0 for Albot, this taking place in 2018 in Metz when Radu won 6-3 6-4.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Radu Albot vs Pierre-Hugues Herbert
Radu Albot is a talented athlete but he has a very modest season, since the beginning of the year he has only 2 victories.
Since returning, he has generally played poorly, losing to Gombos, Barrere or Diez, who are still quite modest athletes at the moment.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert is solid, he feels good in these fast, indoor conditions, having this year a victory with Aliassime in such circumstances or a very balanced match with Goffin.
In addition, his form seems quite good, coming after Roland Garros where he played 5 sets with Zverev, in some moments clearly dominating Alexander. Thus, I consider Herbert to be the favorite, my prediction going on his victory at a odds offered by Betano.
Prediction Today: Pierre-Hugues Herbert wins