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.
Prediction, odds and live streaming
The pick for Tennis Tonic is Pedro Martinez Portero who should win in 2 sets.
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Prediction and head to head Pedro Martinez Portero vs. Jozef Kovalik
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
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.
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).
H2H Performance in the tournament (main draw)
Time on court
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Avg Double Faults
1st won total
2nd won total
— Break Points —
Avg BP won
Matches, sets, games and points
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%).
|Avg per match||3.5||2|
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
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.
|Score||6-3 6-74 6-4||6-4 6-75 7-5|
|% 1st in||69%||59%||63%|
|% 1st pts||69%||67%||68%|
|% 2nd pts||66%||49%||56%|
|Score||6-2 6-4||7-5 7-5||6-4 6-4||2-6 6-2 6-4|
|% 1st in||43%||44%||50%||56%||49%|
|% 1st pts||69%||78%||64%||70%||70%|
|% 2nd pts||50%||43%||55%||53%||50%|