ATP Newport – Professional Tennis in Full SwingPublished July 11, 2016 by Sol FH
Lucas Lacko vs Dudi Sela in the first round of the ATP Newport live at 16:00 GMT.
Now that Wimbledon is over and Andy Murray celebrates his second title, and Portugal celebrate making history with their first ever European Championship win over France, the ATP Newport begins today with first round action between Lucas Lacko and Dudi Sela. The ATP Newport is a tournament that usually doesn't see the top-ranked players in the world, but there are a few stars of professional tennis on center court today.
Dudi Sela is ranked 65th in the world with 781 points. In contrast, Lucas Lacko is ranked 98th with 606. Lacko has been moving up in the rankings this year jumping 25 points prior to the ATP Newport, but still with a difficult draw in the first round. Sela is the obvious favorite for today's match but Lacko will be a difficult opponent for the Israeli tennis star.
Lacko, the 28 year old Slovakian player has a great forehand during the rally, but his first serve is not consistent and could be a big problem on the grass courts of Newport. Lacko made the third round at Wimbledon, the first time he has ever made it to a later round at a major tournament.
Sela was ousted from Wimbledon after drawing David Ferrer in the first round. He has the technical play to beat Lacko, but it will be a very difficult match for his long rally style of play. Lacko is an aggressive player that uses his strength to power the ball across the court. Sela can use that to his advantage as his accurate returns can send the ball down the line in a hurry.
ATP Newport Betting
The odds at bet365 Sports are set for the ATP in Newport with pre-match and live in play lines available for every game. Sela is the favorite at 1.72, while Lackos is a tight underdog at 2.00. bet365 is offering punters their Tennis Accumulator deal, which will increase winnings on accumulator bets prior to the match.