Citi Open Washington
The Wolf was right on the money in the quarters with his tips going a perfect 4-0 including Karlovic ($2.20) and Zverev in straights sets ($2.50). Steve Johnson made the most of Isner’s failure to close out when up in both their tiebreakers and will look to do the same against Karlovic. He holds a 3-1 H2H lead over the big serving Croatian and with his eye already locked in to the Isner serve from his previous match he will be confident that he can win enough points against the serve to take this one out.
The other semi should be the more entertaining of the two with Zverev looking to make his 3rd final of the year. It will be some task though with Monfils having his serve broken only once so far in the tournament. Monfils has won their two meetings in straight sets and the Frenchman is flying high with confidence. He is approaching 30 and if he is going to give the top 10 one last tilt a title winning run here will really set him on his way for the American hard court season. The Wolf has been a huge fan of Zverev but Monfils is right at the top of his game at the moment and relishing the fast conditions.
Washington – Semi Finals Tips
|Steve Johnson v Ivo Karlovic|| Best: Over 25.5 games ($1.80)
Value: Sets Johnson 2-1 ($4.00)
|Alexander Zverev v Gael Monfils|| Best: Monfils WIN ($1.63)
Value: Monfils -2.5 ($1.83)