Despite both feature previews going down The Wolf opened the Cincinnati Masters with a 5-2 performance. Cuevas, Benneteau, Donaldson and Opelka all scored upsets wins while Cilic, Kyrgios and Dimitrov cruised into the second round.
The first round action continues on Wednesday and The Wolf is again predicting several upsets. Find out who he is backing…
Joao Sousa v Bernard Tomic
The pair met once last year on a very similar surface and on that occasion Tomic prevailed in straight sets. Twelve months on and Tomic’s game continues to develop. He has managed to break into the top 20 and is playing a more aggressive brand of tennis. He had a disappointing loss last week in Los Cabos but back in the US The Wolf is expecting him to find his best form. Sousa hasn’t been able to buy a win in recent times with losses in 3 of his last 4 matches. He has fallen in the 2nd round or earlier in 7 of his last 8 tournaments and The Wolf says will do something of a rarity and back the Aussie.
Tip: Tomic -3.5 ($1.83)
Gael Monfils v Pablo Carreno-Busta
Monfils continues to be one of the hottest players on the tour and blew a chance to contest for a medal last week in Rio. He was two points away from beating Nishikori in what was one of the matches of the tournament. The Frenchmen has been in irresistible form and it is his serve/forehand combination which will allow him to completely dominate Carreno-Busta. The Spaniard has been playing well but this is a whole new level for him and after a relatively deep run last week the clay court specialist won’t even get a look in when he takes on Monfils. Straight sets demolition.
Tip: Monfils -3.5 ($1.73)
Cincinnati Masters – 1st Round Tips
|Mahut v Bautista-Agut||Sets Bautista-Agut 2-0 ($1.67)|
|Fognini v Isner||Fognini +3.5 ($1.80)|
|Karlovic v Monaco||Over 23.5 games ($1.83)|
|Sousa v Tomic||Tomic -3.5 ($1.83)|
|Verdasco v Ramos-Vinolas||Under 22.5 games ($1.80)|
|Baghdatis v Posposil||Baghdatis WIN ($1.29)|
|Johnson v Delbonis||1st Set Scorecast Johnson 7-6 ($6.00)|
|Monfils v Carreno-Busta||Monfils -3.5 ($1.73)|
Tuesday ROI: 140.86%
Feature Previews: 0-2