Basilashvili vs Djere: who has a better chance?
Basilashvili, unlike other tennis players, has not yet played a single match at the current tournament in Hamburg. Nikoloz was supposed to start his campaign from the Round of 16, but his opponent, Sebastian Baez, got tested positive for coronavirus and had to withdraw from the tournament. Basilashvili has a good record in Hamburg: he won the trophy here in 2018 and 2019.
Djere looks like he is in optimal form. He won two first matches at the tournament is straight sets. Moreover, the Serbian tennis player beat quite tough opponents: in the first round, Laslo defeated Jan-Lennard Struff (6-4, 7-5), and in the second round, he got a victory over the Brazilian tennis player Thiago Seyboth Wild (7-6, 6-1).
In the last five matches, Djere has played only one tie-break.
Basilashvili played less than 9.5 games in the first set in 3 of his last 5 matches.
The tennis players know each other quite well as they have faced off five times in their careers, the last being earlier this year, at the tournament in Cagliari. Djere defeated Basilashvili in two sets with a humiliating score of 6-2, 6-0. We believe that the Serbian tennis player will beat Nikoloz again, as he is in excellent shape.
Our prediction - Djere to win with a handicap (-2)
Of the five head-to-head matches, only one has a maximum number of sets played. The other confrontations ended in two sets, and we believe, this time the winner will be determined rather quickly as well.
Second prediction - total under 23 games