The Astana Open tournament takes place in Nur Sultan, and in this analysis I will detail the match in the second round between Tommy Paul and Radu Albot, and I will conclude with the related bet.
Nur Sultan is a town of 1.1 million inhabitants, built according to a design by Kisho Kurokawa.
This tournament is small, ATP 250, with a prize pool of $ 273,345.
The host is the National Tennis Center complex, which has indoor, fast-paced indoor courts.
The competition table includes Gerasimov, Sandgren, Bublik or Thompson.
Tommy Paul: Team shape, news and stats
Tommy Paul is a 23-year-old American, ranked 59th in the ATP.
And Paul is one of the best tennis players in the world first hundred, although so far he has not entered the top 50 ATP.
Even so, Tommy has the potential to cross this threshold, his game being better and better every year, with the advantage of age on his side.
After all, Paul has many more years until he matures in sports, so it is possible to see him in the next decade constantly at the top.
In 2019 he has the quarterfinals of the Playford challenger, the title of the Sarasota challenger, the final of the Tallahassee challenger, the quarterfinals of the Savannah challenger, the title of the challenger of New Haven, the quarterfinals of the challenger of Cary, the title of the challenger of Shark and semifinals to the Knoxville challenger.
And in 2020 he has the semifinals in Adelaide and the quarterfinals in Acapulco.
Good form for Paul especially before the break when he has round 3 at the Australian Open or victory with Alexander Zverev.m
Since returning, Paul has played more modestly, for example in Antwerp last week, also indoors, losing very clearly to Feliciano Lopez, 3-6 2-6.
Here:– 7-6 6-3 with Travaglia (73rd place ATP), winning 82% balls with the first service, 53% with the second, offering 8 break balls (6 saved)
Radu Albot: Team form, news and statistics
Radu Albot is a 30-year-old Moldovan, ranked 85th in the ATP.
And Albot is a tennis player who spent most of his career at a lower level, in the challenger circuit, but having a very solid 2019, winning his first important title, at Delray Beach.
Thanks to that title, it reached the 39th place in the world, but now it is in a visible decrease.
In 2019 he has semifinals in Montpellier, title at Delray Beach, semifinals in Geneva and semifinals in Los Cabos.
And in 2020 he has the quarterfinals in Cologne 1.
That was also his best tournament of the year, beating Herbert and Otte until he was very clearly defeated by Aliassime: 3-6 0-6.
And Albot comes here after another weak tournament, in Cologne 2 losing in the first round with Otte, without taking a set.
Here:– 4-6 6-4 6-4 with Popko (17th place ATP), winning 68% balls with the first serve, 38% with the second, offering 12 break balls (8 saved)
Tennis Prediction of the Day Tommy Paul vs Radu Albot
Tommy Paul is a solid tennis player, who in the future will probably enter the top 50 ATP, being quite young. However, his form is not so good, coming after the defeat in two clear sets with Feliciano Lopez, here passing Travaglia but after a balanced match.
As a double, he is average, in this last match committing 4.
Radu Albot is in an even weaker form than his opponent, in Cologne being defeated by Otte in two sets.
And here he struggled a lot with Popko, winning at the limit in 3 sets in which he served consistently poorly, offering 12 break points and committing 7 double mistakes.
Betting tip: Over 3.5 double mistakes in the match