ATP Australian Open Qualifying Preview: Harris vs Dellien

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This looks to be a big overreaction to Hugo Dellien’s dominant win over Tabilo in the first round. Dellien, more known for his skill on the clay court, took advantage of a very poor performance from the Chilean, who also has better numbers on the clay. Dellien also had a first serve percentage ending up 34% higher, which certainly helps when playing on a less preferred surface.

Andrew Harris on the other hand was able to cause one of the bigger upsets of round 1, defeating Ruben Bemelmans 6-4 5-7 6-3 in just over 2 and a half hours. The Australian looked far more comfortable on court, compared to his struggles prior to the COVID tour suspension. He was below 100% leading up to the 2020 Australian Open, and it showed in his performances in the 6 weeks following the grand slam. Round 1 looked far more comfortable for the Australian, and I think he will enjoy having the ability to dictate the majority of points in today’s match.

Look for Harris to dictate regularly. With the match on his racquet, I am happy to back him at the price for 1.5 units.

Suggested Bet

1.5 units Harris to defeat Dellien at $1.92 at Topsport