Great week for us at Barcelona with Dominic Thiem winning his 13thcareer ATP title (ninth on clay). He was our pick at the start of the week at $8 and he certainly didn’t let us down as he won the ATP 500 without dropping a set. It just another great week for us in what’s turning out to be a really profitable 2019 season.
We now turn our attention to this weekend’s ATP Tour events, where there’s two ATP 250’s being played. One is the Estoril Open in Estoril, Portugal, while the second is the Munich Open, which is in Munich, Germany.
As we always do, we’ve scoured the markets to provide some value plays to get on, just like we did last week when we landed an $8 winner! Check out our plays from Estoril and Munich below and good luck to everyone following!
Of the two events this week the Munich Open has attracted the most world class men’s tennis players. There are six players ranked inside the top 26 in the ATP rankings playing this week, headlined by reigning champion Alexander Zverev Jr (World Ranking 3). Joining Zverev are highly ranked players Karen Khachanov (13), Marco Cecchinato (19) Roberto Bautista Agut (21), Kyle Edmund (22), and Guido Pella (26).
Of those seeded at Munich there are only a couple that we see as genuine title contenders. Although Alexander Zverev hasn’t been in the best of form of late, he comes in as favourite here having won the title in each of the past two years. Another player with a short quote here is Roberto Bautista Agut from Spain. The Spanish number 2 has been in decent form in recent tournaments but has unfortunately run into higher ranked players in Isner and Nadal at Miami and Monte Carlo, respectively. The other single figure quote to win the title is Karen Khachanov. The big-serving Russian has been off the boil over the past couple of months but is capable of getting on a run.
Looking at the level of competition and the draw he’s been given, it’s hard to look past the back-to-back defending champion in Alexander Zverev. He’s a proven winner at this level and has been building in recent weeks. We have him as the most likely winner this week.
As mentioned above, the quality of players at Estoril isn’t quite as good as it is at Munich, but in saying that there are still three players inside the top 30 rankings. Leading the Charge is young Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas (world ranking 10), and he’s joined by Fabio Fognini (12) and David Goffin (25).
In a week field at Estoril there are only two genuine contenders in our view, those being Stefanos Tsitsipas and Fabio Fognini. The former hasn’t been at the level we saw at the Australian Open where he made a run to the semi’s, but he’s capable of putting together a strong week on clay. Meanwhile, Fognini won his first Masters 1000 event on a couple of weeks ago and will bring a lot of confidence here.
Of the two contenders we’ve highlighted, we see Fabio Fognini as the more likely to take out the title. He’s beaten far better players in recent weeks than the ones drawn here and has the skill on clay to dominate this week.
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