This week is a prime example that there is room for tennis for different styles of play. In Kitzbuhel the baseliners have enjoyed the red dirt while in Washington and Los Cabos the big servers have taken full advantage of the hot conditions. The Wolf went 4-0 with his Kitzbuhel tips last night and is dialed in for another big performance.
Philipp Kohlschreiber v Fabio Fognini
Kohlschreiber makes the feature preview for the third day in a row and after successful tips over the last two days The Wolf says he has a great gauge on the German’s game. He battled hard to get past Lajovic and although tonight’s opponent is tougher on paper, the history between the pair suggests that Kohlschreiber will relish the matchup. The German leads the H2H 5-2 including 3 of 4 wins on Fognini’s preferred clay surface. What is even more surprising is the fact that all of 5 Kohlschreiber’s wins have come in straight sets. Kohlschreiber has been able to put pressure on the Fognini backhand with particular patters of play and we should see that happen again. With significant historical edge it is very surprising to see the German installed as the outsider.
Best Bet: Kohlschreiber +1.5 ($1.80)
|Kohlschreiber v Fognini||Best: Kohlschreiber +1.5 ($1.80)
Value: Sets Kohlschreiber 2-0 ($3.40)
|Ofner v Sousa||Best: Sousa WIN ($1.50)
Value: 2nd Set Score After 2 Games Sousa 2-0 ($3.60)
Milos Raonic v Jack Sock
It is very surprising to see that these to have already faced off 10 times on tour! Raonic holds a commanding 8-2 lead but it is Sock who won their most recent meeting. The pair met here back in 2014 with Raonic winning two tiebreakers . Breakers have been the theme when they have locked horns in the past. There have been 8 tiebreakers in their last 6 matches and it has been Raonic who has won 7 of them! As we have seen so far this week the serve has dominated on the fast courts and in the glaring Washington heat. Breaks of serve will be non-existent and that makes the Overs a huge play!
Best Bet: Over 23.5 games ($1.85)
|Raonic v Sock||Best: Over 23.5 games ($1.85)
Value: 1st Set Scorecast Raonic 7-6 ($4.60)
|Anderson v Bhambri||Anderson -4.5 ($2.00)|
|Medvedev v Zverev||Over 22.5 games ($1.85)|
|Paul v Nishikori||Paul +5.5 ($1.85)|
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