Ilya Ivashka vs. Maxime Cressy Prediction, Tips and odds – Oct. 17, 2022 10:00 CET

October 16, 2022
Ilya Ivashka vs. Maxime Cressy Prediction

The first round of ATP Stockholm brings us several great matches. One of them is certainly the duel between Ivashka and Cressy, who belong to the club of 100. The winner of this duel will meet in the second round the #1 ranked of this tournament, Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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Ilya Ivashka

llya Ivashka is a 28-year-old tennis player from Belarus who exploded last year. Collecting most of his points at the Challengers, he managed to enter the top 50 players in the world. The previous season, his first ATP trophy came, Winston Salem, which was of course played on his favorite hard surface.

Ilya Ivashka has not had the best start of the new season. By achieving a negative ratio he dropped out of the company of the best 50. However, in the last few months, the 70th racket of the world has managed to improve his form, by accomplishing several great results in that period.

He played the semi-finals of the Atlanta, the quarter-finals of Sofia, and at the US Open got eliminated after the fifth set of the round of 16 by Jannik Sinner. Ilya Ivashka has repeatedly demonstrated that he knows how to play indoors, especially  after finding the right rhythm and consequently, will certainly not be an easy obstacle for Cressy.

Maxime Cressy

Maxime Cressy is a 25-year-old tennis player who, until this year, was a player outside the top 100 players in the world. We saw him for the first time at a Grand Slam two years ago when he got a Wildcard, by passing the first round and putting up solid resistance in the match against Tsitsipas. Since then, Cressy has improved a lot. Last year he did great by finishing it with a ratio of 43-32 and this season he has been playing the best tennis in his career so far.

He is a serve & volley player who uses every opportunity to go to the net where he does very well. Considering that he is approximately 2 meters tall, it is extremely difficult to dominate against him on the net. He happens to be one of the best servers on the tour, and what sets him apart from other great servers is certainly the second service. On average, Maxime Cressy serves second serve of more than 190 km/h and by that parameter he is arguably the best player on the tour. If we take into account that all other players on the tour serve, on average, second serve below 180 km/h, it can be concluded that it is very difficult to play on the return against him even when it comes to the second serve.

Maxime Cressy has announced a great season already in the first week of this year by getting in the Melbourne final. He also played in the Eastbourne final but won his first ATP title in Newport. However, after a great season on grass, Maxime Cressy is undergoing a sudden severe fall in his form. He arrives here after three consecutive defeats, but regardless of that, in this hall on hard, he can certainly knock Ivashka out of the tournament.

Ilya Ivashka vs. Maxime Cressy Prediction

Maxime Cressy is a player whose game relies heavily on the serve. In an indoor hardcourt tournament, to have a player like Ivashka as an opponent, he should not have much trouble in his service games. On the other hand, Ivashka will have the advantage in longer exchanges, and in addition, Cressy is not a quality returner, therefore, we expect an uncertain match in which we could see at least one extended set.

Our prediction for this match is more than 23.5 and bookmaker bet365 pays with excellent odds of 1.80.

Start Time: Friday, 17.10.2022, no before 10:00 CET
Prediction: (-23.5+) over
Odds: 1.80
Sportsbook: bet365

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