Botic Van De Zandschulp and Roman Safiullin will square off in the 3rd round of the Nur-Sultan Challenger for the 1st time in their career. They are scheduled to compete on Thursday at 12:00 pm on COURT 3. Here the head to head stats and the relative prediction.

Prediction, odds and who is the favorite

The pick for Tennis Tonic is Botic Van De Zandschulp that should win in 3 sets.

See updated oddsRegarding the initial odds of bet365, Botic Van De Zandschulp is the pick to win this match.
Botic Van De Zandschulp -> 1.80
Roman Safiullin -> 1.90

 

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Prediction and head to head Botic Van De Zandschulp vs. Roman Safiullin

There is no head to head record between Botic Van De Zandschulp and Roman Safiullin since this will be the first time that they will clash against each other in the main tour.

Botic Van De Zandschulp

Ranked no. 177, the Dutch got to the 3rd round after beating Simon Freund 6-2 7-5.

In the 2nd round, The Dutch had a good straight sets win against Freund (6-2 7-5). During the match Van De Zandschulp scored 66 points vs Freund’s 46. Botic was extremely aggressive to blast 24 winners.

Talking about serving, Van De Zandschulp blasted 2 aces and he committed only 7 double faults. Botic Van De Zandschulp lost the serve 4 times and he saved 3 break points. Furthermore, Van De Zandschulp put 50% of his first serves in, winning 83% (24/29) of the points behind his 1st serve and 31% (9/29) on the 2nd serve. Botic broke Freund 7 times after converting 78% of his break points (7/9).

Van De Zandschulp has a unfavourable record in the last 6 years having won 30% of his matches (204-89). 4-3 on indoor hard courts in 2020. In connection with his performance on the same surface of this tournament, Van De Zandschulp has a 181-88 record in the last 6 years on indoor hard courts.

The Dutch’s best result of the season was getting to the final in the Koblenz Challenger.

Van De Zandschulp has a 5-5 win-loss record in 2020, 4-3 on indoor hard courts (See FULL STATS).

Last year in the The Nur-Sultan Challenger

The Dutch didn’t play in the The Nur-Sultan Challenger in 2019.

Roman Safiullin

Ranked no. 189, Roman got to the 3rd round after defeating Aleksandr Nedovesov w/o.

In the 2nd round, Roman defeated Nedovesov (w/o). During the match Safiullin and Nedovesov scored the same amount of points (). However, the world no. 177 was stronger during the important points and that was the most significant difference in the match.

Talking about serving, Safiullin was unable to score even 1 ace for the entire match and he was extremely solid in conceding no double faults for the entire match. Roman Safiullin conceded no breaks for the entire match to put NAN% of his first serves in, win NAN% (/) of the points behind his 1st serve and NAN% (/) on the 2nd serve.

Safiullin has a solid win-loss record in the last 8 years having won 65% of his matches (245-131). 7-1 on indoor hard courts in 2020. Regarding his performance on the same surface of this competition, Safiullin has a 270-113 win-loss record in the last 8 years on indoor hard courts.

Safiullin’s best result of the year was getting to the final in the Cherbourg Challenger.

The Russian has a 13-3 win-loss record in 2020, 7-1 on indoor hard courts (See FULL STATS).

Last year in the The Nur-Sultan Challenger

Roman didn’t play in the The Nur-Sultan Challenger in 2019.

Head 2 Head

Win Loss
Van De Zandschulp
LWLLWWWLLW
Safiullin
WLWWWWWWWL
2020 2019 2018
5 - 6
14 - 3
1-2
Hard
6-2
4-4
I Hard
8-1

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