Almagro 157th position ATP Rankings, is far from his best rating of the year 2011 when was among the "Top 10" players in the world. The position on the scale indicates that Almagro is not in good form lately, but this season he won a couple of decent results as well as the semi-finals of the tournament in Buenos Aires, where it was better than Monaco, and from the Argentine tennis player defeated in the first round of the Masters in Madrid.
Like his opponent today, Dolgopolov is far inferior rank of his best rating of his career when at the beginning of 2012 was the 13th player in the world. He is currently in 68th place ATP rankings with a total of two ATP titles of which last from 2012 with the tournament in Washington. The most significant result of the season with a place in the fourth round of the Masters in Miami, where he managed to win one set against Djokovic, while in Monte Carlo and Rome could not away from the second round of the competition where they were better than him Monfils and Garcia-Lopez.
Mutual ratio of these two players is 2:2. The last meeting they had last season in the tournament in Rio de Janeiro, and was better Dolgopolov result (2:6 6:3 6:0). Both players are playing this season on a "hot-cold" and can not boast of some good results. I believe that this is a meeting of two equal opponents in which both should win at least one set, which ultimately resulted in a larger number of sets offered.