Michael Geerts - Maximilian Marterer predictions and free betting tips [31/10/2023]
In Ismaning, a Challenger is taking place on the carpet surface, a relic from bygone types of surfaces, now unsuitable for prestigious competitions. For lower-tier tournaments, however, it suits just fine. The match I aim to dissect in detail for you is rather interesting to observe precisely on this specific surface, favoured by many tennis players. Mick Geerts will compete against Maximilian Marterer.
Although I haven't paid rapt attention to the Belgian player, I did get a chance to watch his performances in the middle of this season, where he managed to reach the semifinals of an indoor tournament in Lille, delivering three sound duels, the semi-final lost to Max Purcell was not disastrous. Aside from the French local success, there's an achievement, precisely the M25 trophy in Bagnères-de-Bigorre, where Geerts made it to the finals without any hitches and the deciding battle with the Frenchman Tristan Lamasine was a bona fide title contest.
Somewhere along the way, Mick had some successes and failures, yet the Belgians' instability isn't surprising as he's always unpredictable. In the first round of the Ismaning Challenger, he awaits an interesting game against the German left-hander Marterer. Maximilian enjoys operating from the ad court, creating difficulties for opponents in the rally. Geerts lacks steady baseline tennis, meaning Marterer will be seeking ways to disturb the Belgian's game.
The German player is improving, competing well in both Challenger series and even prestigious tournaments.
Already in Pune at the start of the season, Marterer proved he could perform commendably on the main tour leg, managing to pass the qualifications and win two matches under the main draw. Afterwards, a lapse for Maximilian, followed by Wimbledon where the German player passed all three qualifying rounds and won two main draw matches, succumbing only to Alexander Bublik in the 1/16 finals. Subsequently, triumph in the clay Challenger in Amersfoort, Marterer was outstanding; semi-finals on the same surface in the Austrian Tulln and semi-final on hard court in Alicante.
Maximillian's successful run continued in Antwerp at ATP 250 where he again excelled with a series of wins. He was then outplayed in the semifinals by Bublik, who is becoming a tough adversary for Maximilian.
The German Challenger is an opportunity for Marterer to demonstrate how much stronger his game has become in terms of results. If he manages to grab the title on the carpet surface, it indicates that it's time to be more effective in minor tournaments and gradually transition to a new level. In the first round, Marterer will face Geerts, who will definitely be less confident if Maximilian shows tennis of good quality similar to the Antwerp performance.
In this year's triumphant Challenger series tournament in Amersfoort on clay, the German won confidently.
Match forecast: Mick Geerts - Maximilian Marterer
I will bet on the total under in match games. I believe Maximilian will repeat the success of the previous match with the Belgian player.
|2023||M25+H Bagneres-de-Bigorre (ITF)||Hard||$25,000|
|2022||M25 Santa Margherita di Pula 5 (ITF)||Clay||$25,000|
|2019||Claremont 2 (ITF)||Hard||$25,000|
|2018||Waco (ITF)||Hard (indoor)||$25,000|
|2022||Ismaning (Challenger)||Hard (indoor)||€45,730|
|2020||M25+H Plaisir (ITF)||Hard||$25000|
|2020||Bratislava (Challenger)||Hard (indoor)||€44,820|
|2018||Cherbourg (Challenger)||Hard (indoor)||€43,000|
|2017||Eckental (Challenger)||Hard (indoor)||€43,000|
|2017||Banja Luka (Challenger)||Clay||€43,000|
|2015||Hambach (ITF)||Hard (indoor)||$10,000|
|2015||Kaarst (ITF)||Hard (indoor)||$15,000|
|2015||Stuttgart-Stammheim (ITF)||Hard (indoor)||$10,000|