Tennis premium picks for Sam Querrey vs Dennis Novak
Sam Querrey faces Dennis Novak in the first round of the Intrum Stockholm Open. This is one of the most interesting matches on Monday in the race as bookmakers give Querrey the edge to win this match.
American Sam Querrey is ranked 45th in the world rankings. The 32-year-old tennis player will be looking to finish the 2019 season hard to find a place in the top 40. Sam Querrey is not strong after Wimbledon, where he reached the 1/4 finals. In the 1/2-finals dispute in London, he lost to Rafael Nadal 5-7, 2-6, 2-6. The hard court season is not good for the American after he was knocked out in the second round at Cincinnati by Novak Djokovic, then allowed a US Open defeat in the first round by Juan Ignacio Londero with a 1-3 set. In October, Sam Querrey took part in Asian tournaments, reaching the 1/4-finals in Beijing, where he lost to Alexander Zverev in a 0-2 set. He then dropped out of the first round of the Masters 1000 in Shanghai, beating Fabio Fognini 4-6, 2-6.
Austria’s Dennis Novak is ranked 124th in the world and would be a big surprise if he wins on Tuesday. The 26-year-old tennis player played a qualifying match to enter the main circuit of the tournament. Dennis Novak won with 2-0 set by Serbian Viktor Troicki. Earlier this month, the Austrian reached the 1/4-finals of the Mouilleron Le tournament, losing to Mathias Bourgue 0-2 sets. Most of the major tournaments Dennis Novak has participated in this season have not been positive for him. The Austrian dropped in the 1st round at Gstaad and lost in the 2nd round at Kitzbuhel in July. In my opinion, Sam Querrey will be the winner of this match and I would even bet on a 2-0 set for the American.