H2H, PREDICTION Pedro Martinez Portero vs Jozef Kovalik | Kitzbuhel odds, preview, pick

Prediction and head to head Pedro Martinez Portero vs. Jozef Kovalik

Pedro Martinez Portero and Jozef Kovalik will clash against each other in the quarter of the Generali Open for the 3rd time in their career. They are scheduled to compete on Thursday at 11:00 am on CENTER COURT. In this post, we analyze their head to head performance and prediction.

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The pick for Tennis Tonic is Pedro Martinez Portero who should win in 2 sets.

See updated oddsAs per the initial odds, Pedro Martinez Portero is the pick to win this match.
Pedro Martinez Portero -> 1.444
Jozef Kovalik -> 2.95

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Prediction and head to head Pedro Martinez Portero vs. Jozef Kovalik

This will be the 3rd time that Pedro Martinez Portero and Jozef Kovalik face off. The head to head is 1-1 (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on clay.

The last time that they played, Kovalik won 6-1 6-3 in the 2nd round in the Braunschweig Challenger back in 2019.

Pedro Martinez Portero

Ranked no. 97, Pedro got to the quarter after defeating Lucas Pouille 6-3 6-74 6-4 and Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4 6-75 7-5.

In the 2nd round, Pedro defeated Bautista-Agut (6-4 6-75 7-5). During the match, Martinez Portero scored 114 points vs Bautista-Agut’s 108. Martinez Portero was exceptionally aggressive to blast 45 winners.

Talking about the service games, Martinez Portero scored 3 aces and he committed only 7 double faults. Pedro Martinez Portero lost the serve 3 times and he saved 3 break points. Furthermore, Martinez Portero put 59% of his first serves in, winning 67% (45/67) of the points behind his 1st serve and 49% (23/47) on the 2nd serve. Pedro broke Bautista-Agut 5 times after converting 45% of his break points (5/11).

Overall Performance in this tournament

Pedro started his run at this tournament from the qualifications. In the main draw, he has conceded 2 set in this tournament to win 52% of the points he played.

Martinez Portero has a solid record in the last 7 years having won 64% of his matches (327-180). 14-11 on clay in 2021. In connection with his performance on the same surface of this tournament, Martinez Portero has an aggregate274-136 record in the last 7 years on clay.

Martinez Portero has an aggregate 18-16 win-loss record in 2021, 14-11 on clay (See FULL STATS).

Previously in Kitzbuhel

The Spaniard has never competed in this tournament before.

Martinez Portero

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Martinez Portero’s Record

Jozef Kovalik

Ranked no. 131, Jozef reached the quarter after defeating Leandro Riedi 6-2 6-4, Mario Vilella Martinez 7-5 7-5, Jaume Antoni Munar Clar 6-4 6-4 and Jiri Vesely 2-6 6-2 6-4.

In the 2nd round against Vesely, Jozef recovered from a 1-set down deficit before winning (2-6 6-2 6-4). During the match Kovalik and Vesely scored the same amount of points (72). However, the world no. 97 was stronger during the important points and that was the most significant difference in the match. The Slovakian was quite aggressive to blast 28 winners.

Talking about serving, Kovalik scored just 1 ace during the entire match and he committed only 4 double faults. Jozef Kovalik lost the serve 3 times and he saved 2 break points. Furthermore, Kovalik put 56% of his first serves in, winning 70% (28/40) of the points behind his 1st serve and 53% (17/32) on the 2nd serve. Kovalik broke Vesely 4 times after converting 50% of his break points (4/8).

Overall Performance in this tournament

Kovalik started his run at this tournament from the qualifications. In the main draw, he has conceded 1 set in the tournament to win 54% of the points he played.

Jozef’s best result of the current year was reaching the semifinal in the Istanbul Challenger and the Belgrade Challenger.

Kovalik has an overall 23-19 win-loss record in 2021, 20-16 on clay (See FULL STATS).

Kovalik

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Kovalik’s Record

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H2H Performance in the tournament (main draw)

P.Martinez Portero

5h:48

5h:48

Time on court​

6h:42

6h:42

!

3h:05

3h:05

Last match​

1h:58

1h:58

Match played

Games Played​

Set played​​

Total points​

Avg point​

Avg Winners​

Ratio winners

— Serve —

Double Faults

Avg Double Faults

93/137

93/137

1st won total​

94/135

94/135

44/79

44/79

2nd won total​

72/143

72/143

— Break Points —

BP won

20/38

20/38

4.5/11

4.5/11

Avg BP won

5/9.5

5/9.5

Avg Conceded

Avg Broken

Matches, sets, games and points

Points Martinez Portero Kovalik
Match played 2 4
Tot Set 6 9
Tot Games 67 88
Pts 228-209 287-243
Total Points 437 530
Winners 93 94
%Winners 41% 33%

Martinez Portero played 2 matches while Kovalik competed in 4 matches. Kovalik started his run from the qualifications while Martinez Portero had a direct access to the main draw. Both players lost a set in the event. Pedro Martinez Portero conceded 2 sets, while Jozef Kovalik conceded 1 set. Martinez Portero has played 3 set(s) less than Kovalik (6 vs 9). Therefore, Martinez Portero played 21 games less than Kovalik. The Spaniard scored 93 winners (41% of the total points). On the other side, The Slovakian bagged 94 winners (33%).

Serve Performance

Serve Martinez Portero Kovalik
Aces 7 8
Avg per match 3.5 2
1st in 137/216 135/278
%1st in 63% 49%
1st pts 93/137 94/135
%1st pts 68% 70%
2nd pts 44/79 72/143
%2nd pts 56% 50%

Martinez Portero struck 7 aces (3.5 per match). Kovalik recorded 8 aces (2 per match). Martinez Portero won 68% points on his first serve. He had a solid display on his second serve to win 56% of the points. On the other side, Kovalik won 70% of the points behind his first serve. He had a solid display on his second serve to win 50% of the points.

How they played the important points

Breaks Martinez Portero Kovalik
Won 9 20
Converted 9/22 20/38
% Converted 41% 53%
Conceded 14 42
Saved 10 30
% Saved 71% 71%
Times Broken 4 12

The Spaniard broke his opponents 9 times with a 41% conversion rate. Pedro lost his serve 4 times and he saved 71% of the break points that he conceded. Kovalik broke his opponents 20 times with a 53% conversion rate. Jozef conceded his serve 12 times and he saved 71% of the break points that he conceded.

Martinez Portero
R1
Pouille
R2
Bautista-Agut
Total
Score 6-3 6-74 6-4 6-4 6-75 7-5
Tot Set 3 3 6
Tot Games 32 35 67
pts 114-101 114-108 228-209
Total points 215 222 437
Winners 48 45 93
%Winners 42% 39% 41%
SERVE
Aces 4 3 7
Double Faults 3 7 10
1st in 70/102 67/114 137/216
% 1st in 69% 59% 63%
1st pts 48/70 45/67 93/137
% 1st pts 69% 67% 68%
2nd pts 21/32 23/47 44/79
% 2nd pts 66% 49% 56%
Breaks
Won 4 5 9
Converted 4/11 5/11 9/22
Converted % 36% 45% 41%
Conceded 8 6 14
Saved 7/8 3/6 10
Saved % 88% 50% 69%
Times Broken 1 3 4
Kovalik
Q1
Riedi
Q3
Vilella Martinez
R1
Munar Clar
R2
Vesely
Total
Score 6-2 6-4 7-5 7-5 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-2 6-4
Tot Set 2 2 2 3 9
Tot Games 18 24 20 26 88
pts 65-54 74-53 76-64 72-72 287-243
Total points 119 127 140 144 530
Winners 18 21 27 28 94
%Winners 28% 28% 36% 39% 33%
SERVE
Aces 3 3 1 1 8
Double Faults 3 9 1 4 17
1st in 26/60 27/62 42/84 40/72 135/278
% 1st in 43% 44% 50% 56% 49%
1st pts 18/26 21/27 27/42 28/40 94/135
% 1st pts 69% 78% 64% 70% 70%
2nd pts 17/34 15/35 23/42 17/32 72/143
% 2nd pts 50% 43% 55% 53% 50%
Breaks
Won 5 7 4 4 20
Converted 5/13 7/12 4/5 4/8 20/38
Converted % 38% 58% 80% 50% 53%
Conceded 7 9 21 5 42
Saved 5/7 4/9 19/21 2/5 30
Saved % 71% 44% 90% 40% 123%
Times Broken 2 5 2 3 12

Win Loss

Martinez Portero


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Kovalik


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2021
2020
2019

23

Hard

01

00

I Hard

31

1411

Clay

2016

22

Grass

01

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