Yibing Wu vs Marc Andrea-Huesler
Time: 9:30 PM IST
Yibing Wu made a remarkable entry into the clay court season this year during the Rome Masters, demonstrating his best performance on this surface at this level in his professional journey. Overcoming a set deficit, he displayed resilience and defeated the seasoned Richard Gasquet. Wu also showcased his talent by claiming a set advantage against Francisco Cerundolo, who eventually reached the quarterfinals.
Having recently clinched his inaugural ATP title in Dallas a few months ago, the gifted young Chinese player accomplished a significant milestone on the professional circuit. However, his subsequent endeavors have been less favorable, lacking the desired consistency of consecutive victories.
Marc-Andrea Huesler is currently facing a challenging phase in his career, following his triumph at the Sofia ATP tournament in late 2022. Despite the initial boost in momentum and confidence, he has struggled to sustain that level of performance, resulting in a win-loss record of 10 wins and 14 losses across all tournaments in 2023.
One alarming aspect of Huesler’s recent struggles lies in the manner of his defeats, which has taken a toll on his confidence and overall morale. Notably, out of his last five losses, four of them have extended to the deciding set, with Huesler even claiming the first set in three of those matches. Furthermore, in another match against Jaume Munar Clar in Monte Carlo, Huesler held a commanding 4-1 lead in the deciding set before ultimately succumbing to defeat.
Prediction: Back Huesler to win