Join us on our tournament analysis of the BMW Open that takes place in Munich. Find out the main contenders, the player to keep an eye on and the most valuable tennis picks.
For the third time on his career, David Goffin is the 1st seed on an ATP event. After two great performances in the American Hard Court Masters – where Goffin reached the semifinals in Indian Wells and Miami – the Belgian suffered a disappointing loss in Monte Carlo against Marcel Granollers. David is playing this event for the third time on his career, with his best result achieved last season when he reached the quarterfinals. The Belgian shouldn’t experience any problems on his debut against Victor Estrella Burgos yet, the following rounds won’t be easy for him against quality players such as Alexander Zverev or Dominic Thiem. Even though David’s 4 – 2 lead on h2h against Thiem, it was the Austrian who won the previous match on clay and is hard for us to find value on his tennis odds at 5.00 on bet365.
Dominic Thiem is playing at an outrageous level this year and it shouldn’t take long before we see Dominic as a top 10 player. Although Thiem’s ability to play well in every surface, the Austrian is known for performing at his best on clay courts, where his kick serve and heavy spin groundstrokes are more effective.
Before this event, Thiem featured a huge contest against Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo, losing in two close sets in a match where he generated 17 break point chances but was only able took advantage of two. It should be an easy path for Thiem to the semifinals, where he should face David Goffin. As we mentioned, the Austrian won the previous meeting between them and we believe he should do it again. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to add the Austrian to your tennis picks to grab the trophy at 4.33 on bet365.
If we look at the 2016 Race to London ranking, Gael Monfils is currently the world no.5, which shows how good his season has been so far. Gael is playing extremely well on the big stages however, he’s known for being far from reliable on ATP 250 events. This year Gael played one ATP 250 tournament, losing on his debut against Edouard Roger-Vasselin. Monfils is the highest ranked player on bottom half of the draw and despite his good chances of reaching the latter stages of the competition, is hard to trust on Gael to show up in Munich with a proper mindset and for that reason, we suggest avoiding placing a bet on the French at 4.33 on bet365.
Player to keep an eye
For the second time on his career, Juan Martin Del Potro will play on this BMW Open, with his previous appearance in 2008 when he lost at the quarterfinals. Del Potro requested a Wild Card to play on this competition and even though his previous clay court match occurred in May 2013, the Argentinean can never be underestimated. The game conditions in clay are slower, which will give more time for Del Potro to hit the runaround forehand and avoid playing so many times with the backhand.
There are some quality players such as Philipp Kohlschreiber, Gael Monfils or Fabio Fognini, who Del Potro can face on his path into the final; however, the Argentinean has weapons to beat them. There are no doubts about Del Potro’s high motivation for this event, which makes his price at 12.00 on bet365 a very valuable one and with that in mind, we’ll add it to your tennis picks for this event.