ATP Stockholm Open 2019 Predictions for October 19: Pablo Carreno Busta v Filip Krajinovic & Denis Shapovalov v Yiuchi Sugita

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The 2019 Stockholm Open semifinals commence on Saturday, October 19 with its previews and predictions below. The matches in question include Pablo Carreno Busta v Filip Krajinovic & Denis Shapovalov v Yiuchi Sugita and its tips can be found below.

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Pablo Carreno Busta v Filip Krajinovic Predictions & Preview

Two matches between these two players have resulted in one win apiece, both of which have come on clay but Pablo Carreno Busta and Filip Krajinovic will now be facing off in an indoor court at Stockholm on Saturday. And in a semifinal, no less.

Carreno-Busta has played in three semi-finals already this year, and all of them have come on different surfaces. This, his fourth, will be on a fourth different one too. He won the title at the Chengdu Open and has now improved to 35th in the world as a result. With a 34-19 win-loss record this year, he is bound to go into this match with a lot of confidence.

Except that Krajinovic himself has won 41 of his 59 matches in the season. This includes a 7-3 record on indoor courts and while he hasn’t won a title this year, the Serb can be expected to give his opponent a fight – as Casper Ruud, Dan Evans and Yoshihito Nishioka have found out in the tournament.

A three-setter can be expected in this one.

Tip: Three sets in the match: 8/5 with Unibet

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Denis Shapovalov v Yiuchi Sugita Predictions & Preview

Young Canadian Denis Shapovalov meets Japanese veteran Yiuchi Sugita for a spot in the finals at the Stockholm ATP 250. The pair met in 2017 at the Basel Swiss Indoors where  Shapovalov emerged victorious.

Shapovalov is in his fourth semi-final of the year and attempting to win his first ATP title. The Canadian had a dip in form mid-season after a decent start to the year, but with Mikhail Youzhny in his coaching team, he seems to have come back to consistent form. He has looked in strong form this week, and will hope to better his semi-finals performance from the Chengdu Open few weeks ago.

Yiuchi Sugita has been on the tour for a while, but not done much of note in recent times. He is a lucky loser here, but has made the most of his opportunity. Sugita won a three set thriller against emotional crowd favorite Janko Tipsarevic, playing the last match of his career. It was a seesaw match where the Japanese prevailed in a final set tiebreak.

Expect both players to bring their best to this match, but the younger legs and recent consistent form of Shapovalov should prevail in three sets.

Tip: Shapovalov in three sets:

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