ATP Paris Top Tennis Pick Day 2: Fernando Verdasco vs. Borna Coric

João Mourato

Monday, November 2, 2015 10:37 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 10:37 PM UTC

For the Day 2 of ATP Paris we've selected a match between a former top 10 and one of the most promising players on tour. Join us while we analyze the top tennis pick for this match.

Fernando Verdasco vs Borna Coric
It has been a very poor season for Fernando Verdasco, the former world no. 7 is a tremendously talented player but struggles to perform at a consistent level. Since US Open the Spaniard only won 2 of 7 matches he played with an early loss last week at Valencia against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

Fernando has 90 points to defend on this event, after reaching 3rd round last season. Verdasco cannot afford another early exit, otherwise he might end the year outside top 50 for the first time since 2003.

Borna Coric will play for the first time on this event and will try to end his recent three games losing streak. Last season Coric made a very good run in Basel, reaching semifinals, however the Indoor game conditions aren’t the best for his game and this year the Croatian only won one match on this surface.

Borna’s serve doesn’t give him many free points and his baseline game is too unidimensional. The Croatian is an extremely solid and a fearful competitor however, that isn’t enough to be successful on this surface.

This should be a very interesting match-up with Coric trying to extend the rallies while Verdasco will be looking to close the points with his massive forehand.

The Spaniard is clearly the player with more weapons but he’s also more inconsistent and not so strong under pressure. If this match was played on Clay or Hard Court Coric’s consistency might be too much for Fernando, but on faster courts like these, the former top 10 should be able to overplay his opponent.

It won’t be easy for Verdasco to beat such a tough competitor, but the match is on his racket and he should be able to take advantage of the court conditions to overcome Coric.

For this contest we’ll add to your tennis picks the value on Verdasco’s tennis odds.

Tennis Pick: Fernando Verdasco ML (-133) at Pinnacle

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