Join us on our Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open tournament analysis that takes place this week. Find out who are the main contenders, as well as the most valuable player to keep an eye on this event.
The Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open takes place in Newport with grass as the chosen surface for this ATP 250 event.
The two-time ATP Newport champion – John Isner – continues to pursue his first title in 2017. Playing on American soil brings the best out of Isner with an outstanding 68.19% winning record in his home country while his overall record outside the U.S. is only 54.61%. Adding to this, John holds a phenomenal 16 – 5 career record on this tournament.
In addition to his brilliant results on this event, the former world no.9 didn’t experience any problems on his debut with an easy 6 – 2 6 – 4 victory over Sam Groth. As usual, John’s serve was the key to his success with an impressive average of 1.44 aces per service game. Taking a look now at Isner’s draw in Newport, the 32-year-old American is the undeniable favorite on the top half of the draw. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Isner to your betting picks to win his 3rd career title on this event at +175 at Bet365.
Known as one of the best servers in tennis history, the fast court conditions in Newport are perfect for Ivo Karlovic’s powerful serve. Adding to this, playing at the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open brings the best out of Karlovic with the 6’11’’ Croat winning 86.67% of the matches played on this event since 2014.
After a disappointing defeat against Aljaz Bedene in the opening round of Wimbledon, Karlovic started his campaign in Newport with a straight sets win against Denis Kudla. Looking now at Ivo’s draw on this event, the 38-year-old Croat is not only the highest ranked player on the bottom half of the draw but also the unquestionable favorite to make it to the final. Besides Peter Gojowczyk, the defending champion will also have to face the winner of the match between Matthew Ebden and Tobias Kamke. Due to Karlovic’s astonishing record on this event in recent years, it’s impossible to ignore his current tennis betting odds to lift the trophy at +225 at BetVictor.
Player to Keep an Eye
Matthew Ebden continues dream run in Newport. Regardless of this Thursday’s outcome, the 29-year-old Australian already secured his return to the top 200 for the first time in more than one year. Known as an exceptional grass-court player, Ebden holds an outstanding 65.38% career record on this surface. Adding to this, Matthew reaches this stage of the competition after two impressive victories against Rajeev Ram and Lukas Lacko.
Ebden won’t have an easy task this Thursday against the unpredictable Tobias Kamke. Despite Kamke’s successful campaign on this event, the 31-year-old German is famous for his inconsistency and lack of mental strength. On the other hand, it won’t be easy for Tobias to handle Matthew’s tricky slice and outstanding net skills. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to place a bet on Ebden to book a place in the semifinals at -121 at Pinnacle.