Lukas Rosol vs Dusan Lajovic
Lukas Rosol will play against Dusan Lajovic in the 2nd round in Moscow and we got a Tennis forecast for the clash. The game is on Wednesday, 16 October and will not start before 14:00 UK.
Lukas Rosol world number 152 like his ranking suggests plays mainly on Challengers. In the US Open, he beat in 2 qualification rounds but lost from Egor Gerasimov before reaching the 1st round. Then he played ½ final in Cassis Challenger in France but was beaten by Dudi Sela 3-6, 2-6. His next tournament was in Istanbul Challenger where Rosol was stopped in the 3rd round from Ruben Bemelmans. On hard in St. Petersburg he beat two opponents in the qualifications to face Egor Gerasimov in the 1st round and the Russian beat him like in New York. Before flew to Moscow Lukas played two more Challengers in France – in Orleans Challenger lost in the 1st round from Steve Darcis and in Mouilleron was stopped in the 3rd round from Jannik Sinner. In Moscow, he had to play 2 matches before reaching the 1st round and there he beat Roman Safiullin and Nikola Milojevic. In the 1st round, Rosol was an underdog against Juan Ignacio Londero but won in 3 sets.
Dusan Lajovic world number 32 is in an awful form lately. His first tournament on hard before the US Open was in Montreal and he lost in the 1st round from Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 4-6, 4-6. Then in Cincinnati Lajovic again lost his first game this time from John Isner again in 3 sets – 6-7, 6-1, 5-7. In the US Open, he finally won his first match against Steve Darcis 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 but was eliminated in the 2nd from Denis Kudla 5-7, 5-7, 6-0, 3-6. Then the Serbian flew to China and played in Chengdu where after a win in the 1st round in the 2nd lost from Lloyd Harris 3-6, 3-6. His next tournament was in Beijing and his opponent in the 1st round was Stefanos Tsitsipas who beat him 6-4, 3-6, 4-6. Dusan’s latest tournament was in the Shanghai Masters and in the 1st round he faced Reilly Opelka who won the match 3-6, 4-6.
It’s interesting that Rosol and Lajovic played twice and Rosol won both games. Their only game on hard was in 2014 in the Indian Wells where Lukas beat him in the 1st round 6-7, 7-5, 6-4. Now things are different and the Serbian is the better player at the moment so I will go with him to win that match.
Tennis forecast: Lajovic to win