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Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Ugo Humbert could keep it close in his home city

Basilashvili may do well to see off Frenchman in straight sets

Ugo Humbert could make Nikoloz Basilashvili work hard in Metz
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ATP Metz
From 10am Thursday

Nikoloz Basilashvili is having an excellent season and he is a popular choice to win his Moselle Open second-round clash against Ugo Humbert.

Hamburg champ Basilashvili, a 6-2 7-6 victor over Kenny de Schepper in round one, could bring his greater experience to bear. But Humbert, who dumped Bernard Tomic 6-7 6-3 6-4 in his opener, could put on a show in his home city of Metz.

The 4-7 about Humbert win­ning at least a set could oblige, but that's a bit short considering Basilashvili has been well backed to oblige in straight sets.

Humbert doesn't receive many games on handi­caps, so instead a bet on the match going the distance may be the order.

Naomi Osaka put in a blinding display to hammer Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 6-1 in the US Open heroine's Tokyo opener.

Recommendation
U Humbert v N Basilashvili three sets
1pt 6-4 Betway


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Humbert doesn't receive many games on handi­caps, so a bet on the match going the distance may be the order
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