Federer became the first man through to the semi’s with a tough 3 set win over Zverev who will now battle out Jack Sock for the runner up spot in the Becker Group. Tonight we turn our attention to the Sampras Group where the winner of the Dimitrov/Goffin will join Federer in the knockout stages. In the other match Carreno-Busta will look to take advantage as the alternate following the withdrawal of Nadal.
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Grigor Dimitrov v David Goffin
Both men are coming off tough 3 set victories and the winner will qualify for the semi’s regardless of the result in their final group match. Goffin’s win over Nadal was a career highlight but The Wolf has him coming back down to earth. Dimitrov holds a 6-1 edge in their H2H and it has to do with the matchup more than anything else. His variety – slice backhand and net approaches really disrupt the rhythm of Goffin who loves to trade blows from the baseline. The Bulgarian will constantly press his opponent and it will take it’s toll.
Best Bet: Dimitrov WIN ($1.53)
Pablo Carreno-Busta v Dominic Thiem
Carreno-Busta replaces the injured Nadal and The Wolf is ready to rally behind him. Since the US Open we have exclusively bet against Thiem in the handicap market and will continue to do so. 5 of the 6 meetings between the pair have been on clay so you can virtually forget about their previous encounters. As mentioned by The Wolf in the past Thiem is a completely different player on clay and his game is not suited by fast indoor surfaces. His first serve percentage is hovering around 50% over his last two matches and that means he is there for the taking. Take Carreno-Busta with the start and outright.
Best Bet: Carreno-Busta +3.5 ($1.85)
|Dimitrov v Goffin||Best: Dimitrov WIN ($1.53)
Value: Sets Dimitrov 2-0 ($2.35)
|Carreno-Busta v Thiem||Best: Carreno-Busta +3.5 ($1.85)
Value: Carreno-Busta WIN ($3.30)