It’s been a French revolution for The Wolfpack with Simon and Gasquet delivering in spades. Whose turn will it be to provide us with more winners…
ATP Houston Feature Previews
Frances Tiafoe v Steve Johnson
They may not have locked horn on the ATP Tour but there will be no secrets when these fellow Americans take the court. Tiafoe is the deserved favourite on the back of both form and ability on this surface. The Wolf saw everything that he though he would in his opening round win. His serve and forehand combo was right on point and he consistently hit the spot with the second serve. We must respect Johnson. He is the defending champ here but he was a very slow starter against Escobedo. The Wolf has Tiafoe dominating the baseline rallies which will prevent Johnson from running around and getting onto his forehand.
Best Bet: Tiafoe WIN ($1.67)
John Isner v Henri Laaksonen
Isner opened the season winning just 1 of his first 7 matches but that all changed in Miami when he claimed his maiden Masters Series title. He was a winner here back in 2013 but don’t be fooled into thinking that this will be a walk in the park for him. The Wolf says that Isner relies heavily on winning breakers – and he wins his fair share. 15 of the 23 sets he won on clay in 2017 were done via a breaker which makes the Overs an outstanding bet in this match. It’s Isner’s first match on clay this season and Laaksonen will win more than enough points on serve to force multiple breakers.
Best Bet: Over 23.5 games ($2.00)
|Tiafoe v Johnson||Tiafoe WIN ($1.67)|
|Fritz v Harrison||Harrison WIN ($1.73)|
|Isner v Laaksonen||Over 23.5 games ($2.00)|
|Sock v Zeballos||Zeballos +1.5 ($2.00)|
ATP Marrakech Feature Previews
Radu Albot v Kyle Edmund
Albot is like a yo-yo. After losing the opening set 6-1 to Seppi he came out and rolled him 6-3 6-0 in the next two sets. It’s not the first time we have seen this but it will leave him in a vulnerable position against a player like Edmund. The Brit makes a limited amount of errors and has the power to hit right through Albot. He is the highest seed remaining in the draw and he will fancy his chances of going all the way. If he can play anywhere near as good as he did at the Australian Open he will be winning the title here.
Best Bet: Sets Edmund 2-0 ($1.73)
Mischa Zverev v Malek Jaziri
The H2H reads 2-2 between them and the contests have not been close. None of the 11 sets contested have gone beyond 10 games and almost half of the sets have been decided by a double break margin. The Wolf is not ready to buy into Zverev after one win and says we will be fading him all week long until he loses. This one is on Jaziri’s racquet.
Best Bet: Under 22.5 games ($1.85)
|Sousa v Basic||Sousa -3.5 ($1.85)|
|Ouahab v Basilashvili||Basilashvili WIN ($1.44)|
|Albot v Edmund||Sets Edmund 2-0 ($1.73)|
|M.Zverev v Jaziri||Under 22.5 games ($1.85)|