Yuichi Sugita and Shintaro Imai will face off in the semifinal of the Kobe Challenger for the 2nd time of their career. They are scheduled to play on Saturday at 4:00 pm on CENTRE COURT.

Yuichi Sugita: results and record

Ranked no. 107, Sugita reached the semifinal after defeating Yunseong Chung 6-1 6-4, Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-74 6-3 6-3 and Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-2 6-3.

Sugita’s best result of the year was reaching the final in the Yokkaichi Challenger,the Chengdu Challenger and the Binghamton Challenger.

Yuichi has a 44-26 win-loss record in 2019, 9-4 on indoor hard courts (See FULL STATS).

Last year in the Kobe Challenger

Yuichi didn’t play in the Kobe Challenger in 2018.

Shintaro Imai: results and record

Ranked no. 370, Imai got to the semifinal after defeating Seita Watanabe 6-4 6-2, Duckhee Lee 6-4 6-2, Renta Tokuda 3-6 6-3 6-2 and Hiroki Moriya 6-3 7-64.

Shintaro has a 10-11 win-loss record in 2019, 4-0 on indoor hard courts (See FULL STATS).

Last year in the Kobe Challenger

Imai lost in the 1st round 3-6 6-3 6-2 to Yasutaka Uchiyama.

Kobe Challenger Live score and result Yuichi Sugita vs. Shintaro Imai

Follow the live score and result of this match as soon as it starts

1st
Sugita
Imai
6-3
6
3
5
3
5
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
2nd
Sugita
Imai
4-6
4
6
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
1
3
0
3
0
2
0
1
3rd
Sugita
Imai
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0
3rd
Sugita 6-1
Sugita
Imai
6
1
5
1
4
1
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0
Serves
SugitaImai
6
1
0
15
15
15
30
15
40
15
SugitaImai
5
1
15
0
30
0
30
15
30
30
40
30
40
40
40
A
40
40
40
A
40
40
A
40
SugitaImai
4
1
15
0
15
15
15
30
30
30
30
40
40
40
40
A
SugitaImai
4
0
15
0
30
0
30
15
40
15
SugitaImai
3
0
15
0
30
0
30
15
40
15
40
30
40
40
A
40
40
40
40
A
40
40
A
40
SugitaImai
2
0
15
0
15
15
15
30
40
30
SugitaImai
1
0
15
0
30
0
30
15
30
30
30
40
40
40
A
40

2nd
Imai 6-4
Sugita
Imai
4
6
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
1
3
0
3
0
2
0
1
Serves
SugitaImai
4
6
15
0
15
15
15
30
30
30
40
30
40
40
40
A
SugitaImai
4
5
0
15
15
15
30
15
30
30
30
40
SugitaImai
4
4
15
0
30
0
40
0
40
15
SugitaImai
3
4
0
15
15
15
15
30
30
30
30
40
SugitaImai
3
3
15
0
15
15
30
15
40
15
SugitaImai
2
3
0
15
15
15
15
30
30
30
40
30
SugitaImai
1
3
15
0
30
0
40
0
SugitaImai
0
3
0
15
15
15
15
30
15
40
30
40
40
40
40
A
SugitaImai
0
2
0
15
15
15
15
30
30
30
40
30
40
40
A
40
40
40
A
40
40
40
A
40
40
40
40
A
SugitaImai
0
1
0
15
15
15
15
30
30
30
30
40

1st
Sugita 6-3
Sugita
Imai
6
3
5
3
5
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
Serves
SugitaImai
6
3
15
0
30
0
40
0
40
15
SugitaImai
5
3
0
15
0
30
0
40
SugitaImai
5
2
0
15
15
15
30
15
30
30
40
30
SugitaImai
4
2
15
0
15
15
30
15
30
30
40
30
SugitaImai
3
2
0
15
15
15
30
15
30
30
40
30
SugitaImai
2
2
0
15
0
30
0
40
15
40
30
40
40
40
A
40
40
40
40
A
SugitaImai
2
1
0
15
15
15
15
30
30
30
30
40
40
40
A
40
SugitaImai
1
1
15
0
15
15
15
30
15
40
SugitaImai
1
0
15
0
30
0
40
0

Prediction and head to head Yuichi Sugita vs. Shintaro Imai

This will be the 2nd time that Yuichi Sugita and Shintaro Imai face off. The head to head is 1-0 for Sugita (see full H2H stats), but they have never played each other on indoor hard courts.

The last time that they squared off, Sugita won 6-1 6-1 in the 1st round in the Toyota Challenger back in 2014.

Prediction

The pick for Tennis Tonic is Yuichi Sugita that should win in 2 sets.

Betting odds

Regarding the initial odds of bet365, Yuichi Sugita is the pick to win this match.
Yuichi Sugita -> 1.14
Shintaro Imai -> 5.50

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Head 2 Head

Win Loss
Sugita
LWWWWLWLLW
Imai
LWWWWLLLLL
2019 2018 2017
45 - 27
10 - 12
27-16
Hard
6-10
10-5
I Hard
4-1
7-5
Grass
0-0
1-1
Carpet
0-1

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