55th ranked Spaniard Marcel Granollers will play 100th ranked Dutchman Igor Sijsling...
Igor Sijsling vs Marcel Granollers Pick and Prediction – 2015 ATP Zagreb
55th ranked Spaniard Marcel Granollers will play 100th ranked Dutchman Igor Sijsling in the 2015 Zagreb quarterfinals in Croatia. Both players were tested in their previous matches as the Spaniard held on to defeat Ivan Dodig 7-6 4-6 6-3 while the Dutch beat Adrian Mannarino 7-6 4-6 6-1 . Both opponents have only met once on tour which occurred back in 2005 at the Spain F26 Futures where Granollers beat Sijsling in straight sets 6-4 6-2 .
However, that was 10 years ago and both opponents have involved. The Spaniard is only 2-2 on hard surfaces this year on tour while Sijsling is 1-3. Despite the big gap in rankings between them, they both have a similar playing style and no player really holds the advantage in this game. Therefore, I’m going with the dog in this match which should go the distance.
Prediction: 7-6 4-6 7-6 in favor of Igor Sijsling
Pick: Igor Sijsling ML