Join our expert tennis capper for his Rolex Paris Masters tournament analysis. Find out who the undeniable favorite is, as well as the former champion and the player to keep an eye on this event.
The Rolex Paris Masters takes place at Accor Hotels Arena with Indoor Hard Court as the chosen surface for this Masters 1000 event.
After Roger Federer’s withdrawal from the Paris Masters, Rafael Nadal is the undeniable favorite to lift the trophy. At the age of 31, Nadal is one win away from ending the year at No.1 for the fourth time in his career. Adding to this, the 30-time Masters 1000 champion is looking for his first ever title in Paris Bercy.
Despite his incredible 80.35% overall record on Masters 1000 events, Nadal only won 70.00% of the matches throughout his career on this event. On the other hand, the Spaniard won’t have an easy task in Paris with very dangerous opponents on his half of the draw such as Alexander Zverev, Juan Martin Del Potro or Grigor Dimitrov. Due to Nadal’s poor record on this tournament, it’s impossible to find any value on his current tennis betting odds to win the title at +150 at BetVictor.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Paris Masters in 2008 and is hoping to reclaim the title on his favorite tournament. Known as one of the best servers on the ATP World Tour, Tsonga holds an outstanding 84.62% winning record on Indoor Hard Court in 2017. Adding to this, the 32-year-old arrived in Paris after winning the European Open and reaching the Erste Bank Open 500 Final in Vienna.
Taking a look now at Tsonga’s draw on this event, the 2008 champion shouldn’t experience any major issues on his opening match against Julien Benneteau. Despite the tough draw ahead of him, it’s impossible to ignore Tsonga’s brilliant performances in recent weeks. Adding to this, Jo is famous for playing his best tennis on his home country with an extraordinary 72.87% career record on French soil. For that reason, our recommendation is for you to place a small bet on Tsonga’s outright at +1100 at BetVictor.
Player to Keep an Eye
Diego Schwartzman continues his impressive 2017 campaign. In addition to his outstanding 68.75% winning record since Wimbledon, the 5’7’’ Argentinean reached his career-high ranking this week as the world No.25. Known as one of the best ball strikers in the game, Schwartzman can play equally good on any surface with his recent appearance in the European Open Final as a perfect example of that. On the other hand, the slow court conditions in Paris are perfect for Schwartzman’s game style.
The 25-year-old didn’t experience any major problems on his debut with a 6 – 3 6 – 4 win over Viktor Troicki. Schwartzman returns to action this Wednesday against one of the tallest tennis players in the world – John Isner. Despite John’s incredible run at the Paris Masters last season, it won’t be easy for the 2016 runner-up to overcome such a great defender as Schwartzman on these slow conditions. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Diego’s moneyline to your betting picks as the best betting approach for this contest.Free Tennis Pick: Diego Schwartzman ML (-105)
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