ATP Miami Final Top Tennis Pick: Djokovic vs. Nishikori

João Mourato

Saturday, April 2, 2016 10:24 PM UTC

Saturday, Apr. 2, 2016 10:24 PM UTC

Join us on our daily coverage of the ATP Miami event. Find out our top tennis pick for the men's final that take place this Sunday and why should you place this valuable tennis bet.

Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Kei Nishikori (6)
For the seventh time on his career, Novak Djokovic reaches the Miami Open final. As we predicted in our ATP Miami Day 11 analysis, it was far from an easy match for Djokovic, with the Serbian working very hard on his semifinals clash against David Goffin. Both players performed at great level and Goffin was close from winning the first set; however, Djokovic showed why he’s the undeniable world no.1 by playing at his best on the decisive points while Goffin struggled mentally under pressure.

We picked Kei Nishikori on his semifinals match against Nick Kyrgios and the Japanese matched the expectations, with a solid 6 – 3 7 – 5 triumph. After a tremendous battle at the quarterfinals against Gael Monfils, Nishikori raised his level against the Australian, ending the match with 19 winners / 12 unforced errors, 78.84% points won on serve and winning 36.67% of the points played on Nick’s serve. Nishikori always performed at good level in Miami, with a 12 – 2 record since 2014 on this event.

This will be the 9th career meeting between these two players, with Djokovic leading on h2h by 6 – 2.

Djokovic and Nishikori meet once against in the US, after Kei’s remarkable victory at the US Open in 2014. Since that match they faced each other five times, with the Serbian always claiming the victory. Both players are known for struggling with hot conditions, but tomorrow is expected a cloudy day with lower temperatures and less humidity – 77º F (25ºC) and 58% at 1:00 PM. Nishikori has the game to bother Djokovic and we should witness another high quality match between them. With this in mind, we suggest adding the Over tennis odds to your tennis picks as the best play for this final.

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Free Tennis Pick: Over 21 (-109)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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