Bencic vs Doi: comfortable opponent for Belinda
On July 26, Belinda Bencic will play against Misaki Doi in the second round of Olympic tournament in Tokyo. Swiss player recorded three wins over Misaki in head-to-head matches. Will we see the fourth victory? The answer is in our prediction.
Belinda Bencic was not happy with her result on the Wimbledon, she was beaten in the first round by Kaja Juvan (3:6, 3:6). There were some concerns about Swiss player's possible failure on the Olympic Games. But Belinda's first match at Tokyo proved everyone wrong.
In the first round Bencic played against a dangerous opponent, Pegula. Belinda was an underdog in this match by the bookmakers' choice, but she recorded a confident 6:3, 6:3 victory. American player had only one break-point during the match, but she failed to convert it.
Misaki Doi is barely holding on to a Top-100 of WTA rankings. She is on 94th position now. Since the start of the year Japanese player doesn't have any major achievements. She usually plays good enough to beat the first round of the main draw, but nothing more special.
On a home Olympic Games Misaki got a lucky draw. In the first round she played against low-ranked Mexican player Zarazua (6:3, 6:2). Now she will play against Bencic, who is an uncomfortable opponent for her, because she was defeated three times in head-to-head fixtures. Most recent match was played in 2021 Adelaide tournament, where Misaki was crushed by a 1:6, 3:6 score.
In each of three head-to-head matches opponents played at least nine games in the second set
In two out of three head-to-head matches more games were played in the second set than in the first one
In the first match at Tokyo Bencic put up an impressive performance against a difficult opponent. Now she is approaching the match against a comfortable opponent, who was beaten by Belinda three times in her career. Doi's serve is not consistent and that should help Belinda to record another confident victory.
Our prediction - Bencic to win with a handicap of (-4) games
Prediction: Handicap (-4) on Bencic
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In three head-to-head matches Doi won only one set. In the first match at Tokyo Belinda was flawless on her serve. In our prediction we are expecting a low number of games.
Our second bet is on total under 20 games