This tennis pick comes from the final round of the 2013 US Open qualification, where Frenchman Albano Olivetti meets Diego Sebastian Schwartzman from Argentina. Albano Olivetti is a 21-year-old French player who surely can improve his ranking in next months and years. His best result came in Marseille last year, where he qualified for the main draw of an ATP Tour event for the first time in his career and shocked the former world Nr. 8 Mardy Fish. Olivetti is known for his powerful serves as he can serve at 160 mph and is one of the best servers in the game. He usually serves high number of aces every match and is also known for his high-risk tennis and often serves second serve with the speed of the first serve and this often results in second serve aces but also quite high number of double faults. "He puts pressure on you with his serve and that's what big servers do. He probably has one of the hardest serves I've ever played against. He hit me with a serve and I almost hurt my left wrist. I had a rough time with his serve, for sure. When he's down 15-40, he can come back with not only his first serve but his second serve - it's almost just as good." commented Fish. His serve and overall playing style is comparable to Ivo Karlovic, John Isner of fellow Frenchman Kenny De Schepper. Albano Olivetti considers hard courts his favourite surface and is definitely really hard to beat when his serve is working. Olivetti missed first five months of this tennis season but made some really good results in last weeks, reaching two finals and one semifinal. His opponent will be fellow youngster - the 21-year-old Diego Sebastian Schwartzman who is quite close to the position in Top 100, currently being ranked as world Nr. 131. Schwartzman is surely the more talented player if we talk about various tennis shots and baseline rallies but he is mostly a clay court specialist with limited experience and success on faster surfaces. In addition this looks like a really bad match-up for the Argentine as he has rather weak serve and so will offer some opportunities to Olivetti and mainly will have serious problems with returning the serves of the Frenchman as he is one of the smallest tennis players and his height will surely limit him in this game. The final score could be rather close but we are expecting Albano Olivetti to win this match and so recommend you to place a tennis bet on him.
- Starting Time: 23 August 2013, 22:00 CET
- Bet: Olivetti
- Odds: 1.60
- Stake: 8 units
- Bookmaker: Bwin