Alexander Bublik vs. Maxime Cressy Pick – ATP Newport Final July 17, 2022

The ATP Hall of Fame Open comes to a conclusion on Sunday afternoon in Rhode Island. There is also the Swedish Open that wraps up overseas in Bastad. There have been upsets in both tournaments, with top seeds failing to bring their best game to these smaller tournaments.

They are smaller tournaments, which can lend themselves to overlooking opponents. However, players like Felix Auger Aliassime, Casper Ruud, and Pablo Carreno-Busta shouldn’t be overlooking anyone right now. Any tournament win could do a lot for their confidence.

John Isner was one of the latest upset victims. This time it was No. 4 Maxime Cressy beating No. 2 Isner at his own game.

Isner has one mode of attack, which is his monster serve to notch ace after ace. If that isn’t working for Isner, he’s not going to win too many matches against competent players.

Cressy took full advantage on Saturday for a chance to play for the Hall of Fame Open title at Newport on Sunday. The American born in Paris has no career ATP titles in his career. This would be a big win and a step in the right direction for the 25-year-old.

Alexander Bublik is coming off a sharp win over Andy Murray and Jason Kubler.

Bublik didn’t complete a huge upset or anything over Murray, but he was a 2.5 to 3-game underdog in that one. He was the higher seed, but Murray was seeing more money at sportsbooks.

Bublik has one career ATP title, so despite this being a smaller tournament, it would be a big win for either player. He would make Khazakstan proud for the second straight week after Elena Rybakina won at Wimbledon.

For those interested in the next grand slam, this will take place at the end of August and into September in Queens. There is plenty of action before then. Head below for our free Bublik vs. Cressy final prediction at the Hall of Fame Open on July 17, 2022.

Alexander Bublik vs. Maxime Cressy ATP Newport Final Live Betting Odds:

ATP Newport Odds Courtesy of Bovada:
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Alexander Bublik -1.5 (-110) -143 Over 24 (-120)
Maxime Cressy +1.5 (-120) +122 Under 24 (-110)
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Bublik vs. Cressy Prediction:

Bublik was highly impressive in his victory over Andy Murray. Murray was expected to provide more of a battle. However, it wasn’t the case as Bublik rolled through Murray for a straight-set win in the quarterfinals.

Bublik made it look easy with a 7-5, 6-4 win, and then proceeded to the semifinals vs Jason Kubler.

That was too easy, with Kubler’s run coming to an end after upsets over the No. 1 seed, Auger Aliassime, and No. 8 James Duckworth. Bublik ensured that the flame was going to burn out fast for Kubler.

Bublik extended his record on the grass over the last two years to 20-9. Overall, he’s only 20-17, but has thrived better on a grass surface this year. As long as he stays away from the clay, Bublik is capable of having success.

He should have plenty of confidence going into the final at Newport on Sunday. This shouldn’t be as easy if Maxime Cressy has his serve working, though.

Cressy had 22 aces compared to 13 for Isner.

13 is nothing for Isner, who depends on his service game to wear down opponents. When an opponent is as strong as Cressy was in that regard, it was game over for Isner.

Cressy also had 27 aces in the quarterfinal round against Steve Johnson. He’s felt comfortable on the grass in this tournament and 10-4 in 2022 going into Sunday.

This is the first time that Bublik and Cressy will meet each other. It should be a feeling-out process between two players in similar form. Look for this one to likely go three sets, with the OVER getting there in the final at the Hall of Fame Open.


Bublik vs. Cressy Pick
Kyle E / Author

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