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Who will win this first round match in Miami?

  • Phau in 2

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  • Berlocq in 2

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  • Phau in 3

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • Berlocq in 3

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Phau leads the H2H 2-0 between these two players, but that's probably irrelevant heading into this match here. Berlocq is having the best season of his career by far at the ATP level, and has won a match at each HC event he's played this season. Charly made the third round in Miami last season, defeating Sock and Gulbis before playing a very competitive match with Berdych in the third round. Phau has gone from ranked #174 in mid-January to a provisional ranking of #95 now, having won two challengers, making the SF of another, and qualifying for both Australian Open and a couple of weeks ago at Indian Wells.

Courts are supposedly playing quicker in Miami, and that's advantage Phau here. Bjorn is in very good form, he's a better hardcourter than Berlocq and he's got match practice here from coming through qualifying. It's a must-win match for the German and I expect him to take it in three sets.
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