With just one week left for the French Open, many players try to win points and confidence in Geneva. Join us on our analysis and find out the main contenders and best Tennis Picks.
Stan Wawrinka is once again the top seed on this ATP Geneva and he will be looking for a better performance this year, after a disappointing loss against Federico Delbonis in the quarterfinals last season. Stan is still trying to find his best tennis after two early losses in Madrid and Rome. The next couple of weeks will be huge for Wawrinka, with the Suisse defending the French Open title and it wouldn't be surprising to see Stan leaving this tournament earlier in order to have more time to prepare that event. Playing at home can be an advantage for some players but Wawrinka is definitely not one of those. Looking at Stan's career record on ATP events played in Switzerland, the world no.4 only won 21 out of 45 matches with his best result achieved in 2005 – when he lost in Gstaad's final against Gaston Gaudio. Wawrinka's tennis odds to win the title at +225 on bet365 are quite interesting if we look only at his possible opponents this week; however, it's impossible to trust on him due to his terrible career record on home soil and with the French Open around the corner where he has 2000 points to defend.
The last weeks haven't been easy for David Ferrer, after withdrawing from Monte Carlo and Barcelona due to a soleus injury the Spaniard played in Madrid and Rome, but the level presented was still far from his best with Ferrer suffering a disappointing loss in Rome against Lucas Pouille by 4 – 6 1 – 6. Ferrer usually skips this last week before the French Open but due to the physical problems that affected him recently, the Spaniard decided to play in Geneva where he should be extremely motivated. Ferrer is the highest ranked player on bottom half of the draw and shouldn't experience many problems on his debut against Denis Istomin or a qualifier. At the quarterfinals he might face Guillermo Garcia-Lopez – a player that he defeated recently in Madrid and Rome – and once again, David should be too good for his fellow countryman. Things will only get tougher at the semifinals where Ferrer can face Federico Delbonis, Marin Cilic or Thomaz Bellucci. Neither of them is an easy opponent yet, David shouldn't miss the opportunity of reaching his first final of the season. This week is the perfect opportunity for Ferrer to gain some confidence and win his first title of the season. With this in mind, is possible to find value on Ferrer's odds at +300 on bet365 to win the title and we suggest adding him to your tennis picks.
Player to keep an eye on
It hasn't been an easy start of season for Thomaz Bellucci, with the Brazilian struggling with some health issues. However, Bellucci is slowly returning to his best level with a terrific performance in Rome, losing only against Djokovic in the third round after winning the first set by 6 – 0. This is a very important event for Thomaz since he won the title last year and has 250 points to defend this week. It won't be an easy debut for Bellucci against Mikhail Kukushkin and in the following round he should face Federico Delbonis. If the Brazilian survives the first two rounds he can face Marin Cilic at the quarterfinals and then David Ferrer in the semifinals. No doubts that this is a very tough draw yet, Bellucci is able to produce a tremendous level of tennis and after his performances in Rome there is clear value on the Brazilian to win the title at +2000 on be365.