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Gael Monfils

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:35 PM GMT

Join us on our ATP Stockholm tournament analysis that takes place this week. Find out who are the main contenders, the players to keep an eye and the highest value tennis picks to place. 

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The If Stockholm Open takes place in Stockholm and will be played on Indoor Hard Court.

Top Half of the Draw

The 2011-If-Stockholm-Open Champion, Gael Monfils, returns to the capital of Sweden after a three years absence. As we mentioned in previous articles, Gael is a completely different player this year with Mikael Tillstrom taking his game to another level. Known as one of the most talented players on the ATP World Tour, Monfils always struggled to present a competitive mindset week after week. However, everything changed this season with the help of the Swedish coach.

Looking now to Gael's draw on this event, the French shouldn't experience any issues on his debut against Ivan Dodig. In the quarterfinals, Monfils might face the 2015 ATP Stockholm runner-up – Jack Sock. Even though Jack is playing at a great level in recent weeks, Gael should be too solid for the American no.1.

Known as one of the most promising young players on the ATP World Tour, Alexander Zverev reached his career high this week as world no.20. After winning the St. Petersburg Open a few weeks ago, Zverev returns to Indoor Hard Court. The fast game conditions clearly suit Alexander's game style with 50.00% of his career victories against top 10 players achieved on this surface.

Taking a look now to Zverev's draw this week, the German should reach this event's semifinals on his second career appearance in Stockholm. However, Monfils is a terrible match-up for the German with a 3 – 0 lead on the h2h. Therefore, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Gael's betting odds at +400 at Bet365, where you can get 100% Cash Bonus.


Bottom Half of the Draw

Grigor Dimitrov returns to Stockholm where he holds an outstanding 10 – 2 record over the last three years. However, the Bulgarian keeps struggling to perform at a consistent level. After a terrific performance in Beijing, losing only in the final against Andy Murray, Dimitrov suffered a disappointing 2nd round loss in Shanghai against Vasek Pospisil. Despite Grigor's tremendous record in recent years, it's hard for us to trust on the former world no.8 to present his best tennis match after match. With this in mind, we recommend you to avoid placing any bet on Dimitrov's outright at +500 at Bet365.

After losing on his debut in 2007 and 2011, Juan Martin Del Potro is still looking for his first career victory in Stockholm. The Argentinean continues his outstanding comeback and after starting the year outside top 1000, Del Potro is very close from returning to the top 50. However, Juan Martin already said that he's experiencing some fatigue after a very demanding summer and his first round loss in Shanghai against David Goffin is a good example of that.

Looking now to Del Potro's draw on this event, the 2009 US Open champion starts his campaign against John Isner. Even though Isner is not going through a great moment, the American reaches this event after winning the Masters 1000 Shanghai doubles title with Jack Sock. Adding to this, the fast game conditions in Stockholm clearly benefit his amazing serve. Having said that, we can't find any value on Del Potro's price to win this competition at +350 at Bet365. On the other side, Isner is definitely a valuable bet for the first round and for that reason, we recommend you to add the American to your betting picks to reach the 2nd round at +244 at Pinnacle.

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