PREDICTION FOR Timo Stodder – Henri Laaksonen:
-Henri Laaksonen win 1.07
Knoxville Challenger, 1st round (hardcourt, inside)
Stodder has made it great as the 1st single for the University of Tennesseet and in the few individual tournaments he has played. The salmon zone is a couple of classes over, has had a good season and is strong inside, but the server is good and should be able to follow.
THEN YOU SHOULD PLAY IT
Stodder is 1’s for the University of Tennessee and last year had a really strong college season with many good victories.
He has just been in the finale of Regionals where he despite the final defeat was very convincing throughout.
The Laaksonen pulled down in the last tournament and it is a little hard to say if he is 100% physically up to this match.
Does the server support nicely, and indoors, 16.5 is not a high line against a player who has proved he can play on a high level.
The tournament is played at the University of Tennessee, therefore also wildcard, and the home course may mean something to him.
YOU SHOULD HAVE EYE WITH
Stodder does not have many games outside College under the belt and hardly serves an advantage in the routine.
Laaksonen also serves well and has had a nice season and is a class or two above Stodder overall.
Stodder must start and a bad start may make it very difficult to get the line if the Laaksonen can go on cruise control.
The ministry will play a crucial role and will be central to the German, not to hang on the Laaksonen.