ATP Barcelona Betting Analysis & Free Tennis Picks

João Mourato

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 8:02 PM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 8:02 PM UTC

Join us for our tennis betting analysis for the ATP Barcelona. Find out who the undeniable favorite is, as well as the former champion and the player to keep an eye on this event.

ATP Barcelona

The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell takes place at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona with clay as the chosen surface for this ATP World Tour 500 event.

Rafael Nadal couldn’t have asked for better start to the European clay court season. The 16-time Grand Slam champion won a record 31st Masters 1000 title after a straight-sets victory over Kei Nishikori at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters final. Adding to this, Nadal became the first player to win 11 titles at the same tournament in the Open Era. The world No.1 improved his overall record on clay to 396 – 35 and has now won 36 consecutive sets on red dirt, a run that stretches back to the first round of last year’s French Open.

Nadal begins his quest for an 11th Barcelona Open title this Wednesday against Roberto Carballes Baena. The 10-time champion is the undeniable favorite to lift the trophy with BetVictor offering -250 for the Spaniard to win the title. Even though we agree with Nadal’s favoritism, the No.1 seed won’t have an easy task with very dangerous players on his half of the draw such as Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori and David Goffin. Due to the tough draw ahead of him, it’s hard to find any value on his current tennis betting odds. For that reason, our recommendation is or you to avoid placing any bet on the defending champion to win the title in Barcelona.

Former World No.1

Novak Djokovic has accepted a late wild card for the Barcelona Open. The former world No.1 has not compete on this event since 2006, when he fell in the opening round. Despite Djokovic’s defeat against Dominic Thiem in Monte Carlo, the Serbian showed clear signs of improvement after back-to-back losses in Indian Wells and Miami. On the other hand, Djokovic is one of the greatest players in tennis history and can never be underestimated. Having said that, placing a small stake on Novak’s outright at +1200 at Coral might be an interesting approach for this tournament.

Player to Watch

Karen Khachanov returns to one of his favorite tournaments on the ATP World Tour. The 21-year-old has been based in Barcelona for the past four years and lists clay as his favorite surface. The Russian holds great memories from the Barcelona Open after reaching the quarterfinals in 2017. Adding to this, Khachanov holds an outstanding 77.78% winning record throughout his career on this event with victories over top players such as David Goffin and Pablo Cuevas.

Looking now at Karen’s draw in the 2018 Barcelona Open, the No.16 seed starts his campaign against the unpredictable Leonardo Mayer. Known as one of the most aggressive players in the game, Mayer started his campaign in Barcelona with an impressive 6 – 3 6 – 0 win over Mischa Zverev. Nevertheless, it’s impossible to ignore Khachanov’s incredible record on this tournament. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Karen’s moneyline to your betting picks at -135 at Pinnacle as the most valuable play for this contest.

Free Tennis Pick: Karen Khachanov ML (-135)Best Line Offered: Pinnacle

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