ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Betting Analysis & Free Tennis Picks

João Mourato

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:51 PM UTC

Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018 8:51 PM UTC

Join us for our tennis betting analysis for the ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo. Find out who the undeniable favorite is, as well as the former champion in action on this event.

ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo

The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters takes place in the Monte Carlo Country Club with clay as the chosen surface for this ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event.

Undeniable Favorite

Rafael Nadal started his bid for an 11th Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters title with an impressive 6 – 1 6 – 3 win over Aljaz Bedene. Despite concerns regarding Nadal’s physical condition, the world No.1 said that he is fit and ready to defend his title in the Monte Carlo Country Club. Adding to this, the court conditions on this event are perfect for Nadal’s playing style with the Spaniard winning 94.29% of the matches played throughout his career in Monte Carlo.

Nadal returns to action this Thursday against Karen Khachanov. Known as one of the most promising young players on the ATP World Tour, the Russian reaches this stage of the competition after a brilliant performance against Gilles Simon. The sportsbooks expect a straightforward win from Nadal with 5Dimes offering only -2000 for the Spaniard to win the match. Even though we agree with Rafael’s favoritism, it’s impossible to find any value on his current price. On the other hand, betting on Karen’s +6 spread at -110 at 5Dimes might be an interesting approach for this contest. Nevertheless, it seems unlikely that anyone can defeat Nadal on this event. For that reason, our advice is for you to place a bet on Nadal to lift another trophy in Monte Carlo at -161 at BetVictor.

Former Champion

Novak Djokovic continues to impress in Monte Carlo. The 12-time Grand Slam champion has reunited with his long-time former coach Marian Vajda for the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters after recently splitting with Andre Agassi and Radek Stepanek. Playing in Monaco is always special for Novak. In addition to his impressive 79.07% winning record on this event, the two-time champion is based near the Monte Carlo Country Club.

Looking now at Djokovic’s campaign on this event, the former world No.1 needed 10 match points to claim a 7 – 6 7 – 5 win over Borna Coric in the previous round. Djokovic overcame some late nerves to set up a fascinating third-round tie with Dominic Thiem. Known as one of the best clay-court players on the ATP World Tour, the Austrian beat Novak in straight sets in the French Open quarter-finals last year. Nevertheless, Djokovic is a terrible match-up for Dominic with the Serbian winning 85.71% of their previous seven official encounters. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the value on Djokovic’s tennis betting odds by placing a bet on the Serbian to win this match at -135 at Pinnacle.

Free Tennis Pick: Novak Djokovic ML (-135)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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