The Potchopen tournament takes place in Potchefstroom, and in this analysis I will detail the match in the first round between Sadio Doumbia and Marek Gengel, and I will conclude with the related bet.
Potchefstroom is a city of 43,000 inhabitants, being a university town.
This tournament is small, challenger, with a prize pool of $ 35,000.
The host is North West University, which has land covered with a fast, outdoor hard drive.
The contest table includes Bonzi, Grenier, Doumbia or Brown.
◾️Sadio Doumbia is a 29-year-old Frenchman, ranked 394th ATP.
◾️And Doumbia is a pretty good athlete, who obviously never entered the world first hundred, having the maximum 250 ATP place.
◾️But in ITF or challenger tournaments he did quite well, being able to reach the final stages here.
◾️In 2019 he has the quarterfinals at the Canberra challenger, the quarterfinals at ITF M25 Barnstaple, the quarterfinals at ITF M25 Kazan, the quarterfinals at ITF M15 Quinta Do Lago, the title at ITF M25 Abuja, the quarterfinals at ITF M25- 2 Abuja, semifinals at ITF M25 Bourg en Bresse, quarterfinals at ITF M25 Casinalbo, semifinals at ITF M25 Kassel, quarterfinals at challenger in Manerbio, quarterfinals at ITF M25 Trieste, quarterfinals at ITF M15 Monastir and quarters finals at ITF M15-2 Monastir.
◾️And in 2020 he has semifinals at the ITF M25 Potchefstroom, last week.
◾️So good form for Doumbia, he was here last week playing well, passing for example Olmedo (273th place ATP).
◾️Marek Gengel is a 24-year-old Czech, ranked 475th ATP.
◾️And Gengel only briefly entered the top 500 ATP, but he is also quite young so he can grow in the future.
◾️In 2019 he has semifinals at ITF M15 Piestany, quarterfinals at ITF M15 Prague, title at ITF M15 Sharm el Sheikh, title at ITF M15-2 Sharm el Sheikh, final at ITF M15-3 Sharm el Sheikh, semifinals at ITF M15 Prague , quarterfinals at ITF M15-4 Sharm el Sheikh and semifinals at ITF M15-5 Sharm el Sheikh.
◾️And in 2020 he has the quarterfinals at ITF M15 Monastir, final at ITF M15 Sharm el Sheikh and final at ITF M15-2 Sharm el Sheikh.
◾️Since then, its shape has decreased.
◾️Thus, Marek comes after 4 consecutive defeats, the last one at ITF M15 Sharm el Sheikh with Vilardo (782 ATP place).
🎾Direct match statistics Sadio Doumbia vs Marek Gengel
▫️It is the first direct meeting between the two.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Sadio Doumbia vs Marek Gengel
Sadio Doumbia is a solid athlete, who was in the top 300 ATP and is also in good shape. Thus, last week at ITF M25 Potchefstroom reached the semifinals, passing through Kalenichenko or Olmedo and playing good tennis. Marek Gengel just entered the top 500 ATP, playing well at the start of the year. But since then his form has diminished, and here comes after 4 consecutive defeats, being defeated by Vilardo, Kopriva or Dzhanashiya. So I think that Doumbia is a favorite, my prediction going to his victory at a stake offered by Unibet.
Prediction Today: Sadio Doumbia wins