ATP Australian Open Preview: Polmans vs Fucsovics

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Whilst his performance against Harry Bourchier last week on short notice left a little to be desired, I am backing in Marc Polmans and the body of work he was able to generate over the off-season here at a big price. This is the match Polmans has been targeting, so if anything that loss has provided a touch more value.

Time on court and time practicing for best of 5 set tennis is going to be more crucial than ever this year given so many players were impacted by the quarantine period in the build up. Martin Fucsovics looked reasonable in his two matches on court, however faded a touch in the third set of his loss to Egor Gerasimov. The key to playing the Hungarian is building pressure across a larger body of work, and Polmans is just the type of player to be able to cause concern. Polmans won’t hand this to Fucsovics, which makes life a lot more difficult for the Hungarian today.

I personally think there is more value in the head to head price for Polmans here compared to the +6 game handicap on offer. The longer this match goes and Polmans can turn this into a grind, the more it favours the Australian. It is by no means the biggest staking I’ve ever made on an underdog, but at a price above $5 I am happy to get involved for a unit.

Suggested Bet

1 unit Polmans to defeat Fucsovics at $5.10 (+410) at Unibet