Carreno-Busta vs Chardy (Approx 01:00pm AEDST)
For those who read my outright preview for Betfair this week, I am pretty keen on the price available to Carreno-Busta to have a solid week. The Spaniard didn’t get on court in the singles for the ATP Cup, however did look pretty solid on court in the doubles when called upon.
I think Chardy’s first round win over Simon may have been a touch overrated here, however his indoor form to finish 2019 was solid. The courts in Adelaide seem to be playing a touch on the slower side, so I think they will go a long way to suiting PCB. The Spaniard did win the outdoor hardcourt title in Chengdu last year, so he certainly has the form and ability on hardcourt to present as a real challenge today. I like the consistency in his game to be able to progress here. Chardy will need to serve incredibly well to get over the line here. If that first serve percentage drops below 65%, it is going to be difficult for the Frenchman.
I had PCB listed at ~$1.65 today before the odds came out. The first round bye is a small issue, however that has stopped this play from being a 3-4 unit selection. If PCB can ask enough questions on the Chardy serve, I think he will receive the answers he wants at some stage.