ATP Toronto & WTA Montreal Finals: Best Plays For You To Cash In

Djokovic

Sunday, July 31, 2016 2:32 PM GMT

Join us and find out our two top betting selections for the ATP Toronto & WTA Montreal Finals. We'll provide a detailed analysis on these two valuable tennis picks. 

Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Kei Nishikori (3)

Despite some doubts about Kei Nishikori's physical condition before this event, the Japanese appeared in Toronto at a very good level, reaching a Masters 1000 final for the third time on his career. Nishikori booked a place in the decisive match after a 7 – 6 6 – 1 triumph against Stan Wawrinka with the Suisse far from his best with only 44.44% first serve in, 13 winners / 37 unforced errors and losing the opening set after missing two set points – one of them with a double fault.

As we mentioned in our tournament preview, Novak Djokovic was the undeniable favorite to win this event since some of the other main players decided to skip this event in order to focus on the Olympics. Despite not presenting his best tennis throughout the week, Djokovic always found a way to emerge victorious, with the Serbian reaching this final without dropping a single set. Novak reaches this final after a solid victory over Gael Monfils by 6 – 3 6 – 2, in a match where the Serbian won 70.37% of the points played in the baseline.

These two players will face each other for the 12th time on their careers with Djokovic leading on the h2h by 9 – 2.

Looking to their previous encounters, Djokovic's edge is massive with the Serbian winning their last eight matches. Nishikori clearly struggles to perform at his best level on pressure points and their last encounter is a good example of that, with Djokovic winning in Rome earlier this year by 2 – 6 6 – 4 7 – 6, in a match where Novak was far from his best with some physical issues. Having said that, we can't see Nishikori with the required mental strength to win this match and with that in mind, our recommendation is for you to take advantage of Djokovic's spread tennis odds by placing a bet on it.

Free Tennis Pick: Novak Djokovic -5 (+102)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Madison Keys (10) vs. Simona Halep (5)

Simona Halep is for the second consecutive year on this event's final and is now just one win away from leaving Montreal with the title, as we predicted in our WTA Montreal Tournament Analysis. Simona keeps impressing with her game level this week, defeating in the semifinals the 2016 Australian Open champion, Angelique Kerber, by 6 – 0 3 – 6 6 – 2. Despite losing the second set, Halep was clearly the better player on court, ending the match with 27 winners / 24 unforced errors against 25 winners / 52 unforced errors from Kerber.

It has been a phenomenal year for Madison Keys, with the American breaking into the top 10 for the first time on her career and with the possibility of reaching her highest career ranking if she wins the title in Montreal. After needing a third set in the 3rd round and quarterfinals against Venus Williams and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, respectively, Madison was close to perfection on her semifinals clash against Kristina Kucova, dismissing the Slovak by 6 – 2 6 – 1.

This will be the 4th career meeting between these two players with Halep leading on the h2h by 2 – 1.

These two players faced each other recently in Wimbledon, with Halep winning that contest by 6 – 7 6 – 4 6 – 3. This is a very interesting match-up with Madison's firepower contrasting with Simona's terrific counter punching skills. We expect another remarkable battle and for that reason, our suggestion is for you to add the Over to your tennis picks as the highest value play for this final.

Free Tennis Pick: Over 21.5 (+100)
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline
Grass Record: 21-10 +8.42

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