Join our expert capper for his ATP Montreal tournament analysis. Find out who the undeniable favorite is, as well as the main contender and the player to keep an eye on this Masters 1000 event.
The 2017 Rogers Cup takes place in Montreal with Hard Court as the chosen surface for this Masters 1000 event.
Roger Federer keeps defying the odds. Despite his age, the 36-year-old Swiss continues to be one of the greatest players in the game. Besides winning two Grand Slam titles, two Masters 1000 and one ATP 500 in 2017, Federer holds a phenomenal 31 – 2 record this season. Due to his tremendous success in recent months, the two-time Rogers Cup champion is the undeniable favorite to lift the trophy on this year’s edition at +150 at Bet365.
Looking now at Roger’s draw on this event, the 19-time Grand Slam champion shouldn’t experience any problems on his debut against the Canadian wildcard Peter Polansky. Adding to this, Federer couldn’t have asked for a better draw in Montreal with Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori as the main threats on his half. Due to Roger’s brilliant results in 2017 and the good draw on this event, our recommendation is for you to place a small stake on the Swiss to win the title at +150 at Bet365.
The three-time Rogers Cup champion – Rafael Nadal – continues to pursue his first Masters 1000 title outside clay since August 2013 in Cincinnati. Adding to this, can also reclaim his standings as world no.1 in the ATP World Tour. A semifinal run in Montreal will allow Nadal to unseat Andy Murray in the top spot for the first since July 2014. Nevertheless, the 31-year-old Spaniard won’t have an easy task with very dangerous opponents on his quarter such as Juan Martin Del Potro, Milos Raonic or David Goffin.
In addition to his tough quarter, Nadal may also face Alexander Zverev, Nick Kyrgios or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-finals. Due to the extremely difficult draw ahead of him, it’s impossible to find any value on Rafael’s tennis betting odds to lift the trophy in Montreal at +300 at BetVictor.
Player to Keep an Eye
Playing in Canada brings great memories to Juan Martin Del Potro. After reaching the Rogers Cup final in 2009, the 28-year-old Argentinean is trying to go a step further on this year’s edition in Montreal. Known as one of the best players in the last decade, Del Potro continues his quest for top form after struggling with several physical problems in recent years.
Despite some concerns regarding Juan Martin’s physical condition, the 2009 US Open champion started his campaign in Montreal with an outstanding 7 – 5 7 – 5 win over John Isner. Besides not facing a single break point, the Argentinean ended the match with 21 winners and only 13 unforced errors.
As we mentioned before, Del Potro is one the same half of the draw as Rafael Nadal. Nevertheless, the world no.31 still needs to overcome Denis Shapovalov in the following round. Despite Shapovalov’s incredible comeback in the previous round against Rogerio Dutra Silva, the Canadian teenager shouldn’t find the answer to Del Potro’s powerful game style. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the Argentinean’s -1.5 Set Handicap to your betting picks at -147 at Pinnacle in a match where Juan Martin should get the job done in straight sets.