ATP Newport / Bastad / Umag: 1st Round

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With only a select few players making the second week of Wimbledon we have a host of big names taking to the court this week across three different tournaments. Newport plays host to the final grass court tournament of the season while those who love the red dirt will be at Umag and Bastad.

ATP Umag

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Carlos Berlocq v Borna Coric
It has been an inconsistent year for both men to say the least. Berlocq is 10-14 on the season and has compiled a losing record on clay – a rarity in his career. Coric is one of the better younger players on the tour and claimed his first title earlier this year in Casablanca. There is no denying his quality on this surface. He beat Murray en route to a quarter final showing at the Madrid Masters and has made multiple finals over the last 18 months. Berlocq is in the twilight of his career and The Wolf is expecting Coric to dominate from the baseline with his forehand. 
Best Bet: Sets Coric 2-0 ($2.15) (refund)

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Match Tips
Vesely v Gombos Vesely -3.5 ($1.73) 💰
Youzhny v Kicker Kicker WIN ($2.00) 💰
Berlocq v Coric Sets Coric 2-0 ($2.15) (refund)
Sousa v Bedene Sousa +3.5 ($1.91) 💰

ATP Newport

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Lucas Lacko v Reilly Opelka
Opelka is a name you we will be hearing plenty about in the years to come. The American teenager is a man mountain and is one of the tallest men ever to play on the tour. He stands at 7 feet and has a booming serve! As expected he is involved in his fair share of breakers with at least one in 10 of his last 11 matches. The Wolf says we are bound to see a breaker in this one and the $2.50 on offer for a first set breaker is huge value.
Best Bet: 1st Set Correct Score 7-6 ($2.50) 💰

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Match Tips
Mmoh v Santillan Santillan WIN ($1.67) 💰
Estrella Burgos v Kravchuk Sets Kravchuk 2-0 ($2.05) 💰
Lacko v Opelka 1st Set Correct Score 7-6 ($2.50) 💰

ATP Bastad

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Fernando Verdasco v Elias Ymer
Verdasco will relish the return to clay after his early exit at Wimbledon. He holds a 7-5 record on clay this year and will chase everything down from the back of the court that Elias Ymer throws his way. Ymer is ranked 237th in the world and looks better placed on the Challenger circuit. Verdasco reached the Round of 16 at the French Open last month and should have too much firepower here. The Wolf says to back Verdasco to cover the -4.5 handicap with confidence.
Best Bet: Verdasco -4.5 ($1.73) 

All Tips

Match Tips
Haas v Bagnis Bagnis -1.5 ($1.80) 💰
Bellucci v Brown Brown WIN ($2.35) 💰
Kuznetsov v Struff Kuznetsov WIN ($1.91) 💰
Verdssco v Ymer Verdasco -4.5 ($1.73)