The Wolf said two men will be tough to beat this week, de Minaur and Del Potro, and both men fond themselves in the final of their respective tournaments. Aussie teenager Alex de Minaur continues to make headlines and he can win his maiden ATP title at just 18 years of age – in what is just his 7 tournament on the main tour. After dismantling Verdasco The Wolf has been riding him all the way and will continue to do so! We had winners at $5, $3.70, $2.00 and $1.91 in the semi’s and The Wolf says there will be plenty more over the next fortnight.
ATP Sydney Feature Previews
Daniil Medvedev v Alex de Minaur
Both men showed great resolve yesterday to come back from a set down and win their respective matches. Once they got on top they really went on with it each posting 6-1 scorelines in the deciding set. This is one of the youngest finals we have seen in recent time on the ATP Tour with de Minaur still just 18 years old while Medvedev is 21. The key to their early season success comes on the back of playing a lot of matches. Medvedev cam through the qualifiers and this will be his 7th match of the week. It may be week 2 of the season but De Minuar leads the tour in matches played and matches won. The sheer amount of ball hit has given them an advantage over their opponents and it is the reason why The Wolf thinks there will be very little between them. They have very steady games from the back of the court and have been generating breaks of serve at will. Theoretically, nerves should be an issue but based on the way de Minaur has handled the last two weeks The Wolf is confident that he will rise to the occasion. We will be sticking with him in what should be a cracking final!
Best Bet: Alex de Minaur WIN ($1.67)
|Medvedev v De Minaur||Best: Alex de Minaur WIN ($1.67)
Velue: Sets Alex de Minaur 2-1 ($3.90)
ATP Auckland Feature Previews
Roberto Bautista-Agut v Juan Martin Del Potro
After just his first match of the season The Wolf hinted that Del Potro could be in for a massive 2018 and although the competition has not been the toughest he has made light work of it. He is yet to drop a set this week while Bautista-Agut is coming of a lengthy and gruelling match. It took 3 tiebreakers and almost 3 hours for him to get past Haase in the semi. The Wolf cannot see him having th legs this early in the season to recover and compete against the Argentine. Del Potro has won the last 3 meetings between them including both encounters last year. Del Potro generated 9 breaks of serve across those two matches and with the way he has been serving this week it will be curtains early on for the Spaniard.
Best Bet: Del Potro -3.5 ($1.91)
|Bautista-Agut v Del Potro||Best: Del Potro -3.5 ($1.91)
Value: 1st Set Score After 2 games Del Potro 2-0 ($4.40)