ATP Hamburg / Gstaad / Atlanta: 1st & 2nd Round

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Rain interrupted play overnight meaning we still have first round matches to be completed this evening. We will also see the start of second round matches with all of the seeded players including Goffin, Isner and Sock in action.

ATP Hamburg

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Benoit Paire v Nicolas Kicker
The Argentine delivered in spades against Haas last night and The Wolf says we will be rallying behind him again when he takes on Paire. The Frenchman has a losing record on clay over the last two seasons and Wolfy loved what he saw from Kicker in his first match. He has the ability to consistently crush forehands from the back of the court so look for that to be a feature in this match. Paire’s forehand is a glaring weakness and it is more likely to get exposed on clay with longer rallies. The Wolf will be backing Kicker with the start and for the outright win.
Best Bet: Kicker +3.5 ($1.73)

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Match Tips
Paire v Kicker Kicker +3.5 ($1.73)
Hernandez v Bedene Under 18.5 games ($2.00)
Kohlschreiber v Simon Kohlschreiber -2.5 ($1.80)
Basilashvili v Ferrer Sets Ferrer 2-0 ($1.75)
Florian Mayer v Kuznetsov Over 21.5 games ($1.80)
Schwartzman v Stebe Under 21.5 games ($1.80)

ATP Gastaad

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David Goffin v Radu Albot
The little known Moldovan came from a set down to beat Youzhny as The Wolf’s best at Gstaad in the opening round but it’s time to flip the script. Albot won just 61% of first serve points against Youzhny and that leaves him very vulnerable against Goffin – a player with a far superior return and baseline game. His struggles on serve meant that Youzhny was able to generate 17 break opportunities – converting 6 of them. The pair met earlier this year in a match which Goffin broke serve 5 times. A repeat of that will see him cover the start with ease!
Best Bet: Goffin -4.5 ($1.73)

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Match Tips
Brands v Gulbis Gulbis WIN ($1.50)
Lorenzi v Chiudinelli Chiucinelli +5.5 ($1.80)
Bellucci v Laaksonen Laaksonen WIN ($2.10)
Sakharov v Bautista-Agut Over 19.5 games ($2.00)
Goffin v Albot Goffin -4.5 ($1.73)
Lopez v Hanfmann Feliciano Lopez WIN ($1.44)
Gombos v Fognini Fognini -4.5 ($1.85)

ATP Atlanta

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Paul v Jaziri Jaziri WIN ($1.67)
Halys v Muller Halys +4.5 ($1.70)
Young v Lacko Young -2.5 ($1.73)
Posposil v Isner Sets Isner 2-0 ($2.00)
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