It was a case of strength to strength overnight with The Wolf posting a third consecutive day of profit at the Toronto Masters. His feature previews went down but a $3.40 winner in the Nishikori match followed by an upset win by Donaldson at $2.90 ensure a healthy return from a 7-5 record.
We have some cracking matchups in the 3rd round with Tomic taking on Anderson and in form Ivo Karlovic facing Dimitrov. The night session will see Raonic and Djokovic start as hot favourites with the pair also on track to meet in the semi’s. Lets see if The Wolf can make it four winning days in a row.
Kevin Anderson v Bernard Tomic
Leading into the tournament The Wolf tipped Tomic as a roughie at $81 and he is quietly sneaking his way through the draw. Anderson will be his toughest challenge to date but he will be extremely confident having won 4 of their 5 meetings including the last four. Bernie has won 8 of the last 10 sets they have contested and has used a similar game plan to do so. Using his trademark flat ground strokes Tomic doesn’t give Anderson any pace to play with and his slice returns has also drawn an array of errors from the South African racquet. Expect a similar pattern when they meet again which will lead to a 5th consecutive win for Tomic.
Tip: Tomic WIN ($1.67)
Grigor Dimitrov v Ivo Karlovic
The Wolf has been fading Dimitrov constantly over the last month and although he managed to get past Shapovalov it wasn’t before the teenager was up a break early. If Karlovic is afforded the same luxury it will be curtains. The man with the most devastating serve in the business didn’t even face a break point against Cilic but continues to get no respect in the betting. He should be much shorter than the price on offer. The H2H may read 2-2 but 3 of those meetings were on clay and the fact that Karlovic beat his at the French Open in 2014 is even more reason to be on him. Karlovic won their only match on a hard court and the Wolf has labelled him a get on! He will pepper the Dimitrov backhand with his serve and draw chip return after chip return which he will put away with easy volleys. Dimitrov will make no inroads into the Karlovic serve.
Tip: Karlovic WIN ($1.80)
Rogers Cup – 3rd Round Tips
|Ram v Nishikori||Over 20.5 games ($1.91)|
|Anderson v Tomic||Tomic WIN ($1.67)|
|Monfils v Goffin||Monfils WIN ($1.73)|
|Sock v Wawrinka||Over 22.5 games ($1.80)|
|Karlovic v Dimitrov||Karlovic WIN ($1.80)|
|Harrison v Berdych||Sets Berdych 2-0 ($1.44)|
|Raonic v Donaldson||Donaldson +5.5 ($1.83)|
|Djokovic v Stepanek||Over 19.5 games ($2.10)|
Feature Previews: 2-4
Wednesday ROI: 130.67%
Overall ROI: 116.33%