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Alex Michelsen - Dennis Novak predictions and free betting tips [15/05/2024]

Tennis
ATP Challenger Oeiras - R16
Alex Michelsen
Alex Michelsen
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15.05.2024
14:00
Dennis Novak
Dennis Novak
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The American Alex Michelsen, seeking his super game on clay, managed to advance to the 1/16 finals in Oeiras despite doubts that the uncomfortable clay surface might benefit his opponent. Now, the player from the USA will face the renowned "clay-court specialist" Dennis Novak from Austria, who looked incredibly confident in his first-round match. However, he played half the match against Dan Added, who either got injured or decided to conserve energy for the Roland Garros qualifiers after trailing at (0:6; 0:1).

Alex Michelsen

If you read my article about the American's battle with Enrique Rocha, you probably understood that Michelsen’s entry into the Oeiras Challenger (4) was no surprise to me. It was a logical decision, especially since the lad is trying to get in shape for the French Open, where everyone will be heading, and judging by his ranking, he will make it directly to the main draw, bypassing the qualifiers. So, he must prepare for the Grand Slam on clay to avoid an early exit in the first round.

Indeed, Michelsen hasn’t been friendly with clay, having focused on hard courts last season. But he must learn to perform effectively on clay to avoid a first-round loss in Rome to the Russian Pavel Kotov (1:6; 1:6). He needs to know how to play on this slow surface.

In the first round of the Oeiras tournament, the American defeated Enrique Rocha, playing moderately well. Although it was enough to mount a comeback and showcase decent stats on his serve, where his forehand was indeed powerful, he didn’t produce any aces and gave away several break points.

Facing the Austrian Novak will be a different level of tennis. Dennis won’t relinquish initiative easily in simple situations, so Michelsen must play offensively. Improving his first serve will be crucial, requiring not only aces but also difficult receptions for the Austrian.

Dennis Novak

Those well-versed in tennis surely know about Dennis Novak and his capabilities in the ATP tour. Once hailed as the most talented tennis player from his country, Dennis is now seldom seen in the top-200 rankings.

Last season, Dennis improved his game on the Challenger series, clinching his only title on hard in Nonthaburi, where he played excellent tennis in every match. His results thereafter were mixed, including a clay final at the Challenger in Bad Waltersdorf, where he lacked precision in the second set against Andrea Pellegrino. He also reached the semi-finals on hard courts in Alicante and had a chance to claim a title at the indoor tournament in Hamburg, but Ilya Marchenko was too good in the final.

This year, Novak reached the quarter-finals twice in Nonthaburi, on clay in Ostrava, and here in Oeiras, where he lost to the Frenchman Valentin Royer. In the previous round of the ongoing Oeiras Challenger (4), the Austrian had an easy set against Dan Added, and then led in the second set before the Frenchman retired from the match, possibly due to injury.

The match against Michelsen will be tough, where Novak must combine well and aim straight under the baseline to make the American defend and struggle to respond accurately. A good return of the American’s serves, especially his first serve, will be essential.

Match Prediction: Alex Michelsen vs Dennis Novak

I will bet on TO 21.5 games. The Austrian will have advantages in rallying, while Michelsen will strive to serve reliably and seize opportunities for attacking cross-court shots to prevent his opponent from expertly utilising his clay-court skills in this match.

Player Comparison

Alex Michelsen
Alex Michelsen
vs
Dennis Novak
Dennis Novak
65
Rank
209
306
Career High
85
19
Age
30
USA
Country
Austria
193 cm
Height
183 cm
-
Plays
Right - Handed
-
Turned Pro
2011
€ 301.548
Earned This Year
€ 15.203
€ 676.462
Earned Career
€ 1.613.887

Statistics

Singles
Doubles
Mixed Doubles
-
Rank
-
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
2
-
Matches Lost
3
-
Clay Won
0
-
Clay Lost
1
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
-
Gard Won
2
-
Gard Lost
2
-
Rank
708
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
14
-
Matches Lost
9
-
Clay Won
14
-
Clay Lost
9
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
-
Gard Won
-
-
Gard Lost
-
-
Rank
369
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
6
-
Matches Lost
6
-
Clay Won
5
-
Clay Lost
3
-
Grass Won
1
-
Grass Lost
2
-
Gard Won
0
-
Gard Lost
1
-
Rank
320
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
11
-
Matches Lost
11
-
Clay Won
10
-
Clay Lost
9
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
-
Gard Won
1
-
Gard Lost
2
-
Rank
211
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
11
-
Matches Lost
17
-
Clay Won
6
-
Clay Lost
12
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
-
Gard Won
5
-
Gard Lost
5
-
Rank
248
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
18
-
Matches Lost
26
-
Clay Won
11
-
Clay Lost
16
-
Grass Won
2
-
Grass Lost
1
-
Gard Won
5
-
Gard Lost
9
-
Rank
225
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
5
-
Matches Lost
4
-
Clay Won
2
-
Clay Lost
3
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
-
Gard Won
3
-
Gard Lost
1
-
Rank
140
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
33
-
Matches Lost
23
-
Clay Won
12
-
Clay Lost
10
-
Grass Won
5
-
Grass Lost
1
-
Gard Won
16
-
Gard Lost
12
-
Rank
108
-
Titles
2
-
Matches Won
38
-
Matches Lost
24
-
Clay Won
11
-
Clay Lost
9
-
Grass Won
9
-
Grass Lost
3
-
Gard Won
18
-
Gard Lost
12
-
Rank
96
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
14
-
Matches Lost
14
-
Clay Won
0
-
Clay Lost
2
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
-
Gard Won
14
-
Gard Lost
12
-
Rank
119
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
28
-
Matches Lost
29
-
Clay Won
9
-
Clay Lost
12
-
Grass Won
2
-
Grass Lost
3
-
Gard Won
17
-
Gard Lost
12
599
Rank
180
1
Titles
0
26
Matches Won
33
14
Matches Lost
27
0
Clay Won
21
2
Clay Lost
14
0
Grass Won
4
1
Grass Lost
1
26
Gard Won
8
11
Gard Lost
12
97
Rank
165
3
Titles
1
61
Matches Won
38
27
Matches Lost
23
4
Clay Won
12
3
Clay Lost
10
8
Grass Won
4
4
Grass Lost
2
49
Gard Won
22
20
Gard Lost
9
65
Rank
209
0
Titles
0
16
Matches Won
14
16
Matches Lost
14
4
Clay Won
9
8
Clay Lost
8
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
12
Gard Won
5
8
Gard Lost
6
-
Rank
1304
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
0
-
Matches Lost
1
-
Clay Won
-
-
Clay Lost
-
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
-
Gard Won
0
-
Gard Lost
1
-
Rank
757
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
0
-
Matches Lost
1
-
Clay Won
0
-
Clay Lost
1
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
-
Gard Won
-
-
Gard Lost
-
-
Rank
740
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
1
-
Matches Lost
9
-
Clay Won
0
-
Clay Lost
6
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
-
Gard Won
1
-
Gard Lost
3
-
Rank
336
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
6
-
Matches Lost
9
-
Clay Won
6
-
Clay Lost
7
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
-
Gard Won
0
-
Gard Lost
2
-
Rank
438
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
5
-
Matches Lost
6
-
Clay Won
3
-
Clay Lost
3
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
-
Gard Won
2
-
Gard Lost
3
-
Rank
1200
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
0
-
Matches Lost
5
-
Clay Won
0
-
Clay Lost
2
-
Grass Won
0
-
Grass Lost
1
-
Gard Won
0
-
Gard Lost
2
-
Rank
448
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
1
-
Matches Lost
4
-
Clay Won
1
-
Clay Lost
2
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
-
Gard Won
0
-
Gard Lost
2
-
Rank
730
-
Titles
0
-
Matches Won
0
-
Matches Lost
2
-
Clay Won
-
-
Clay Lost
-
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
-
Gard Won
0
-
Gard Lost
2
1019
Rank
962
2
Titles
0
21
Matches Won
2
11
Matches Lost
3
2
Clay Won
1
2
Clay Lost
2
5
Grass Won
-
0
Grass Lost
-
14
Gard Won
1
9
Gard Lost
1
514
Rank
827
0
Titles
1
10
Matches Won
3
7
Matches Lost
3
1
Clay Won
-
1
Clay Lost
-
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
9
Gard Won
3
6
Gard Lost
3
1073
Rank
700
0
Titles
0
0
Matches Won
1
1
Matches Lost
3
-
Clay Won
-
-
Clay Lost
-
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
0
Gard Won
1
1
Gard Lost
3
-
Rank
-
0
Titles
-
1
Matches Won
-
1
Matches Lost
-
-
Clay Won
-
-
Clay Lost
-
-
Grass Won
-
-
Grass Lost
-
1
Gard Won
-
1
Gard Lost
-

Trophies Statistics

Alex Michelsen
Alex Michelsen
Singles
Doubles
YearsVenueSurfacePrize
2023Knoxville (Challenger)Hard (indoor)$80,000
2023Chicago (Challenger)Hard$80,000
2023M15 Edmond, OK (ITF)Hard (indoor)$15,000
2022M15 East Lansing, MI (ITF)Hard (indoor)$15,000
YearsVenueSurfacePrize
2022M15 East Lansing, MI (ITF)Hard (indoor)$15,000
2022WimbledonGrass-
Dennis Novak
Dennis Novak
Singles
Doubles
YearsVenueSurfacePrize
2023Nonthaburi (Challenger)Hard$80,000
2019Bratislava 2 (Challenger)Hard (indoor)€114,800
2019Taipei (Challenger)Hard (indoor)$162,480
YearsVenueSurfacePrize
2023Hamburg (Challenger)Hard (indoor)€36,000

Recent Games

Alex MichelsenAlex Michelsen
Challenger Men - Singles: Oeiras 4 (Portugal), Clay
14.05
2024
A. Michelsen
2
H. Rocha
1
w
Atp - Singles: Rome (Italy), Clay
08.05
2024
P. Kotov
2
A. Michelsen
0
l
Challenger Men - Singles: Cagliari (Italy), Clay
01.05
2024
A. Michelsen
1
L. Sonego
2
l
Atp - Singles: Madrid (Spain), Clay
25.04
2024
A. Michelsen
1
J. Fonseca
2
l
Atp - Singles: Munich (Germany), Clay
18.04
2024
A. Michelsen
1
C. Garin
2
l
Atp - Singles: Munich (Germany), Clay
15.04
2024
M. H. Rehberg
0
A. Michelsen
2
w
Atp - Singles: Monte Carlo (Monaco) - Qualification, Clay
06.04
2024
C. Moutet
2
A. Michelsen
0
l
Dennis NovakDennis Novak
Challenger Men - Singles: Oeiras 4 (Portugal), Clay
14.05
2024
D. Novak
1
D. Added
0
w
Challenger Men - Singles: Mauthausen (Austria), Clay
07.05
2024
L. Pouille
2
D. Novak
1
w
Challenger Men - Singles: Ostrava (Czech Republic), Clay
26.04
2024
D. Novak
0
H. Squire
2
l
Challenger Men - Singles: Ostrava (Czech Republic), Clay
24.04
2024
D. Novak
2
G. Onclin
0
w
Challenger Men - Singles: Ostrava (Czech Republic), Clay
22.04
2024
L. Neumayer
1
D. Novak
1
d
Challenger Men - Singles: Oeiras 3 (Portugal), Clay
19.04
2024
V. Royer
2
D. Novak
1
w
Challenger Men - Singles: Oeiras 3 (Portugal), Clay
17.04
2024
F. Agamenone
0
D. Novak
2
l
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