ETC Challenger Cup 2019 PLAYOFFS

ETC Challenger Cup 2019 PLAYOFFS: FINALS Preview (Prepared by Peter Drake)

Updated: Dec 2, 2019



FINALS Preview


Eusebiu - Ilie

H2H 1-0

2019) Eusebiu - Ilie 2:0 6-2 6-2


Congratulations to two very worthy finalists, Ilie and Eusebiu, undoubtedly the outstanding and classy players in this year’s Challenger. Both had comfortable semi final wins, indeed well done to all four semi-finalists for fitting in matches between November’s rain. Well the ETC Win Predictor was also on top form correctly anticipating the line-up for the final. So who does it go for this time? A slight fancy for Eusebiu, with maybe the classier tennis pedigree, but Ilie will battle all the way and it could be a three set thriller. Ultimately the predictor goes 60-40 for Eusebiu. Best of luck to both!


Semifinals Preview


Eusebiu - Ivan

H2H 0-0


No head to heads between these as Eusebiu was a late joiner. Ivan topped the group stage but he may well find Eusebiu his hardest challenger yet. The winner will fancy their chances in the final. The ETC win predictor goes 80-20 for Eusebiu.


Ilie - Bogdan

H2H 1-0

2019) Ilie - Bogdan 2:0 6-1 7-5


Here we do have a head to head score, Ilie winning in straight sets in the group stages. Can Bogdan overturn that result? It may depend on who has been playing most recently while the ETC win predictor goes 65-35 for Ilie.



Quarterfinals Preview


The ETC Challenger Cup 2019 has reached the play-offs for the final two semi-final places.

First of all congratulations to Ivan and Ilie for booking their semi-final spots by virtue of

their impressive group results. Now who will they meet?

Eusebiu - Shaun (13)

H2H 0-0


One play-off game sees Shaun matched with Eusebiu, a contest between ETC newbie,

Eusebiu, and ETC second season Shaun. ETC experience may count for little here as the

insider tipster fancies Eusebiu for the tournament title. Shaun will need all of his battling

spirits to see off Eusebiu’s silky skills. Challenger cup win predictor goes 80-20 to Eusebiu.


Pete (15) - Bogdan

H2H 1-0

2019) Pete - Bogdan 2:1 3-6 7-6 6-2


The other play-off game sees ETC veteran Peter taking on Bogdan. Both players have

entered into the cup with enthusiasm playing plenty of matches. Indeed they have already

met, Peter just about winning a second set tie-break to take the match into a third set.

Despite his loss then, Bogdan is favoured by the Challenger cup win predictor to take a semi

final place, maybe closer than the other game, 60-40 to Bogdan.


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