It was another winning day for Wolf followers with his Beijing tips going a perfect 4-0. We have some very interesting matchups in the quarters and could see several upsets…
ATP Beijing Feature Previews
Rafael Nadal v John Isner
Nadal may have a perfect 6-0 record against Isner but it is necessary to take a deeper dive into their matches. Isner famously held a two sets to one advantage at the French Open before losing in 5 and The Wolf says you can put a line through their 4 meetings on clay. Their other two clashes on hard courts have been close to say the least. Rafa needed three sets to win in Indian Wells and his win in Cincinnati was decided by two breakers. Inser has been dominant on serve this week making 70% of 1st serves and winning almost 90% of those points. Nadal has had trouble dealing with his serve in the past and The Wolf can smell an upset.
Best Bet: Over 23.5 games ($2.00)
Nick Kyrgios v Steve Darcis
When Kyrgios dropped the opening set against Zverev many would have been thinking he would roll over. He responded and did so in impressive fashion winning the next two sets via a double break. Darcis is the lowest ranked player remaining in the draw but The Wolf warns against disrespecting him. Won his way into the main draw and has made light work of Carreno-Busta and Lajovic. He also should have beaten Alexander Zverev last week. He is in fine form and has shown that he can handle big serves being thundered down at him. He is overs at the price and with Kyrgios as inconsistent as they come Darcis is the play.
Best Bet: Darcis WIN ($4.20)
ATP Beijing All Tips
|Dimitrov v Bautista-Agut||Dimitrov WIN ($1.73)|
|Nadal v Isner||Over 23.5 games ($2.00)|
|Kyrgios v Darcis||Darcis WIN ($4.20)|
|Rublev v Zverev||Sets Zverev 2-0 ($1.65)|
ATP Tokyo Feature Previews
Richard Gasquet v David Goffin
Surprisingly this will be the first meeting between the pair. Both are coming of recent title winning runs but The Wolf was dumbfounded with the performance of Goffin yesterday. He was staring down the barrel of a bagel in the opening set against Ebden and then had to battle extremely hard to get it done. Gasquet on the other hand has been money for The Wolfpack with straight sets wins over Querrey and Yen-Hsun Lu. With Gasquet in this sort of for there are only a handful of players on the tour that can take it to him and Goffin isn’t one of them!
Best Bet: Gasquet -0.5 ($1.80)
Marin Cilic v Ryan Harrison
Wolfy has said it in the past and will say it again… when Cilic is serving well you want to be on him! Making 65% of 1st serves and winning in excess of 85% of those points are exactly the numbers we like to see. He is 4-1 lifetime against Harrison and the American is coming off a very tough win over Anderson. This is a classic let down spot for Harrison and we will take full advantage.
Best Bet: Cilic -4.5 ($2.05)
ATP Tokyo All Tips
|Schwartzman v Johnson||Schwartzman WIN ($1.91)|
|zGasquet v Goffin||Gasquet -0.5 ($1.80)|
|Cilic v Harrison||Cilic -4.5 ($2.05)|
|Sugita v Mannarino||Sugita WIN ($2.20)|