Top Play for Our Tennis Picks on ATP Shanghai Day 2 Action

João Mourato

Sunday, October 11, 2015 3:25 PM GMT

We’ll continue our full coverage in Shanghai by picking a French player. Find out our top play for your best profit from ATP Shanghai Day 2 

We’ll continue our full coverage in Shanghai by picking a French player. Find out our top play for ATP Shanghai – Day 2.

Ivo Karlovic vs Jeremy Chardy
Ivo Karlovic has broken the record for the most career aces last week in Beijing after firing 26 aces in his match against Pablo Cuevas. It has been a very solid season for Karlovic but also quite demanding with 54 matches so far.

The serve is the most complex shot in tennis and is normal that a player decreases his first serve % when experiencing fatigue. This season Karlovic is averaging 66.7% first serve in, 1.59 aces and 0.25 double faults per game. However in last month Ivo wasn't able to keep those numbers with 63.8% first serve in, 1.46 aces and 0.35 double faults per game.
 
After a poor start of season, Jeremy Chardy managed to raise his level and has been producing high quality tennis last months. The French has a big serve and the forehand is clearly his biggest weapon but his backhand is very inconsistent.
 
Chardy likes to play against big servers, despite being inconsistent on return the French is very aggressive when returning to serve and just needs a couple of good points to get the job done.

Chardy won the two previous meetings, the most recent at Montreal this year with Jeremy winning 4 – 6 7 – 6 6 – 4.

With Karlovic struggling on serve, his chances to take the victory are quite low. Chardy has always been a tough opponent for Karlovic and has a good opportunity to beat the Croatian once again.

For sure Chardy is also far from a consistent player, especially his backhand, however he likes to face this kind of players and performs at his best against them.

We’ll select as our tennis picks for ATP Shanghai – Day 2 the value on Chardy tennis odds to defeat Karlovic. 

Tennis Pick: Jeremy Chardy ML (-105) at Pinnacle

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