Ricardas Berankis vs Gilles Muller Pick and Prediction – 2015 ATP Zagreb

Updated: February 3, 2015

82nd ranked Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis will face 36th ranked Luxembourgian Gilles Muller in the second round of the 2015 Zagreb tournament.  While Muller had a bye in the first round, Miller cruised past Lukas Lack in straight sets 6-0 6-2.  Berankis and Muller hold a 1-1 head to head record against each other.  The last met in 2011 at the Rennes Challenger where Muller picked up a straight sets victory 6-4 6-2.  Muller landed 18 aces and won 76% of his first serve points while Berankis struggled with his serve and failed to convert on any of his break point opportunities.

Muller is in great form and made a big run at the Australian Opener where he upset American John Isner before being ousted by eventual Champion Novak Djokovic.  Nevertheless, Berankis has the skill sets and game to pull off the upset against Muller and move on to the next round.

Prediction: 6-4 4-6 7-5 in favor of Ricardas Berankis

Pick: Ricard Berankis ML

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