It’s that time of the year again when things get very interesting in the build up to the season ending Nitto ATP Finals. The top stars will be playing to book their place at the Finals or simply to end their season with a bang.
We take a look at some matches which offered interesting betting markets:
Tommy Paul vs Jan-Lennard Struff
Jan-Lennard Struff will be feeling good about his tennis again after stringing together an impressive run of results in Vienna last week. He beat James Duckworth, Alexander Bublik and Denis Shapovalov all in straight sets to reach the semi finals in Austria.
Tommy Paul has had to play a tough six sets of tennis to qualify for the ATP Paris Masters, getting the better of Stefano Travaglia and Alexi Popyrin in three-setters. He has lacked consistency all season long and will be looking to make progress into the latter part of the week here in Paris.
Going with form and momentum, Struff looks to be the better player. However, this one could go either way.
Back Struff to win a set @ 1.50
Grigor Dimitrov vs Richard Gasquet
Grigor Dimtrov has been a shadow of his former self this season, but returned to playing some of his best tennis in San Diego and Indian Wells, where he made the semi finals. The Bulgarian impressively beat Daniil Medvedev and Aslan Karatsev along the way.
Richard Gasquet has struggled with fitness and injury-related troubles over the past few seasons. He has withdrawn or retired four times during matches this season. His record in first round matches in Paris is impressive to say the least; he has not made a first round exit since 2012.
Gasquet leads the H2H 5-3 (0-1 in Paris) but we think Grigor Dimitrov will prove to be a bridge too far for Richard Gasquet this time.
Back Dimitrov to win @ 1.33
Lorenzo Sonego vs Taylor Fritz
Taylor Fritz has enjoyed a successful past few weeks achieving his best Masters Series results reaching the semi finals in Indian Wells and finishing runner-up to Marin Cilic in St. Petersburg. The American will have to serve better in this match than he did in the finals against Cilic, where he dropped five games on serve. His opponent, the dangerous Italian Lorenzo Sonego has a solid 3-1 win-loss record in opening matches on indoor hard courts and will be looking to bounce back from his loss in Austria to the in-form Casper Ruud last week.
Considering his serve and return percentages, we believe Lorenzo Sonego can trouble his American counterpart in Paris today.
Back Sonego to win a set @ 1.53