There’s no secret about how Maxime Cressy wants to play his tennis.

Tall and slender with plenty of punch in his racket, Cressy wants to overpower you with his serve and hopes to steal a game or two when he’s on return.

Failing that, Cressy knows he can rely on being more experienced in tiebreaks than just about any opponent on tour. Such is the nature of his style of tennis.

There is no better surface for Cressy’s serve-and-volley style than the grass.

Maxime Cressy vs. Daniel Galan prediction

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Cressy has played 90 tour-level matches in his career so far and he’s only got a winning record on one: Grass.

Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia
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Cressy was originally slated to play Botic van de Zandschulp in Round 1 of ATP Eastbourne, but he caught a break when the Dutchman bowed out of the event and was replaced by Daniel Elahi Galan. 

Cressy is a -250 favorite over Galan, who is playing just his seventh-career tour-level match on grass. 

Despite the gap in experience — Cressy is 11-8 all-time on grass and is coming off a 6-7, 6-7 loss to Holger Rune in London — Galan actually has played to a decent record on the lawn. Known as a clay-courter,

Maxime Cressy of the United States hits a forehand
Maxime Cressy of the United States hits a forehand
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Galan has a 3-3 record on the surface and has won two matches to qualify for the main draw of this tournament. He won’t be a pushover.

Cressy’s style and Galan’s ability should make this a tight match that goes to at least one tiebreaker, and that puts value on the Over 22.5 games.

THE PLAY: Cressy-Galan Over 23.5 games (-110, FanDuel)