Join us this week while we present a full analysis of ATP Moscow draw, we'll evaluate the main contender's tennis odds and who is the player that is worth a bet on.
Last year champion and runner up are once again the main favorites for the title in Moscow. Find out who they are and if there is value on their tennis odds.
The Kremlin Cup takes place in Moscow and will be played in Indoor Hard Court
Defending champion Marin Cilic is the main favorite for a second straight title in Moscow. This will be Cilic’s first Indoor Hard Court tournament since ATP World Tour Finals last season.
The Croatian hasn’t been able to perform at a consistent level but has a good draw to win his second title in Moscow. Cilic is the highest ranked player on this event and the fast Indoor conditions are very good for his big serve.
However, Marin has been too erratic from the baseline and cannot be trusted to win the title at such a low price of 3.00 on bet365.
Roberto Bautista Agut is the 2nd seed and was last year runner up after losing in the decisive match to Cilic. The Spaniard is a very reliable player on this game conditions and since 2014 - when he became a top 50 player - Agut didn’t lose a single match on Indoor when rated as favorite.
Roberto is playing very good tennis, is the highest ranked player in bottom half of the draw and has a great opportunity to reach another final in Moscow. His price at 5.00 on bet365 has good value and we’ll add him to our tennis picks.
Player to keep an eye on
The fast Indoor conditions clearly suit João Sousa’s counter punching skills and extremely aggressive game style. The Portuguese showed that few weeks ago when he reached St. Petersburg final, losing only in three close sets against Milos Raonic.
Sousa will have an easy start on this tournament against Daniel Gimeno-Traver which will be good for him to get used to the game conditions. In 2nd round he should face Simone Bolelli, they played recently in St. Petersburg where Sousa was stronger mentally and won 7 – 6 7 – 6.
His biggest test might come in quarterfinals against Agut, they played also this year on clay with João winning in three sets. On this game conditions Agut is better player but Sousa has some chances.
The odds on Sousa are too high, he plays great tennis on this game conditions and we’ll take the value on his tennis odds at 17.00 on bet365.