ATP Antwerp And ATP Moscow Smart Money Bets

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Team takes a look at the upcoming second round clashes in Antwerp, Belgium and Moscow, Russia. 

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Cristian Garin

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The ATP no. 17 Cristian Garin has had a below average 2021 season thus far and has struggled for consistency, especially on hard courts winning only two of a possible six matches. The first round bye given to Garin is a privilege he is hardly enjoying losing six of the 10 matches he was given this advantage in.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina hasn’t been in great form coming into his second round match. He endured disappointing losses against Benoit Paire and Marco Trungelliti in past months. The Spaniard will take confidence from his first round straight sets win over Jordan Thompson and will hope to get the better of the Chilean. 

Back Davidovich Fokina to win @ 1.50

Jenson Brooksby vs Botic Van De Zandschulp

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Jenson Brooksby put in a strong performance against American #1 Reilly Opelka winning 6-4, 6-4 last time out. He is in good form winning his last three matches and is a win away from making a third quarter final appearance on tour this season.

The Dutchman Van De Zandschulp bagged his first main draw win since his positive US Open run beating a struggling Alexei Popyrin 6-4, 3-6, 6-0. His bagel third set win will give him great confidence in his ability to close out games, something which he has struggled with often this season. 

The Dutchman’s superior record on indoor hard courts (88/31 vs 16/6) will be a thorn in the path of Brooksby’s progress in Antwerp.

Back Van De Zandschulp to win a set @ 1.65

Tommy Paul vs Marin Cilic

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The former world no. 3 has enjoyed playing in Moscow, winning consecutive titles in 2014 and 2015 and reaching the semis in the 2019 edition. His recent form and fitness is questionable though, losing three of his last four outings and dropping a set in each.

The American Tommy Paul fought hard for his win against Mikael Ymer 7-6, 7-5. His only previous outing on hard courts in 2021 was in Rotterdam, where he impressively got past Lorenzo Sonego and Alexander Bublik. 

With both having played sparsely on indoor hard courts this year, Cilic will start out the slight favourite. However, we favour Tommy Paul to put up a fight.

Back Tommy Paul to win a set vs Marin Cilic @ 1.45

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