ATP Auckland Semifinals Top Tennis Pick: David Ferrer vs. Jack Sock

Thursday, January 14, 2016 4:06 PM UTC

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 4:06 PM UTC

Join us while we analyze ATP Auckland semifinals between David Ferrer and Jack Sock. Find out our highest value tennis pick selection and why you should play it.

<p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":2967118, "sportsbooksIds":[169,1096,93,19,92,238], "LineTypeId":3, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]<br /> <strong>Free Tennis Pick:</strong> Over 22.5 (-106)<br /> <strong>Best Line Offered:</strong> <a href=";book=inarticlepinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Sportsbook">at Pinnacle</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Out Our Live Odds Page for This Game">David Ferrer (1) vs. Jack Sock</a></strong><br /> The four-time champion and our favorite to win the title, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Review our David Ferrer's Player Profile">David Ferrer</a>, is now just one victory away from the decisive match. It has been a solid week from Ferrer, defeating Matthew Barton and Lukas Rosol in straight sets. The Spaniard hasn’t been broken a single time this week, saving all four break points he faced. As we mentioned in our <a href="" target="_blank" title="Review our ATP Auckland Tournament Preview">tournament preview</a>, David loves the game conditions in Auckland, where his counter puncher skills and aggressive baseline game style are extremely effective.</p> <p>With an outstanding comeback against Kevin Anderson, Jack Sock booked a place on ATP Auckland semifinals. This is Jack’s second career appearance on this event, after losing on quarterfinals in 2014. Sock has been serving at very good level, winning 93.3% of service games and saving 77.8% of break points. After a terrible start against Anderson, losing the first set by 1 – 6, the American raised the level to emerge victorious. Sock’s forehand is by far his biggest weapon, with the world no. 26 generating a tremendous spin with that shot.</p> <p>This will be the second career meeting between these two players, with Ferrer leading 1 – 0 on head-to-head after defeating Sock two years ago in Stockholm (Indoor Hard) by 4 – 6 6 – 3 6 – 1.</p> <p>It will definitely be a very interesting match, both have outstanding forehands and love to hit the runaround forehand. Sock can produce terrific shots and he’s always a dangerous opponent to face, but it will be hard for him to defeat such a consistent player as Ferrer. One of Jack’s key for this match will be his first serve %, with the American being far from regular on serve. This week he has been improving his numbers – 51% against Victor Estrella Burgos; 52% against Vasek Pospisil; 57% against Kevin Anderson. Adding to this, he also raised his numbers on his last match against Anderson, after a terrible first set with only 46% first serve in, the American placed 70% and 57% on second and third set, respectively. Ferrer is one of the best returners on tour and Jack will have to place close to 60% to have chances against him. This should be a very close contest and like it happened in their previous meeting, a third set might be needed to decide the winner. With this in mind, we’ll add the Over <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Betting Odds Board">tennis odds</a> value to our <a href="" target="_blank" title="More Prediction &amp; Free Tennis Picks">tennis picks</a> as our top tennis selection for this match.</p>
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