ATP Shanghai Day 5: Add Simon +147 as the Tennis Pick vs. Berdych

João Mourato

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 3:11 PM GMT

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 3:11 PM GMT

We've added to our tennis picks an underdog for the 5th day of ATP Shanghai. Join us while we analyze the match, the reasons for the value on his tennis odds & also why you should grab this bet.

Two players who have faced sereval times will meet again this Thursday. Find out which is our Top Play for ATP Shanghai Day 5

 

Gilles Simon (10) vs. Tomas Berdych (5)
Last season Gilles Simon made a terrific run in this event, reaching Shanghai final. It hasn’t been an easy tournament so far this week, but Simon managed to overcome Nikoloz Basilashvili and Leonardo Mayer, both in three sets.

Simon has been extremely sharp on return this week, winning 40.7% of return games. Against Mayer the French played very well the pressure points, saving 10 of 12 break points and converting 5 of 9 chances.

Tomas Berdych keeps struggling to perform at a high level, the Czech had a tremendous start of season but unable to keep the level in last months.

After an early loss last week in Beijing, Berdych needed three sets to defeat Jack Sock in his debut. Berdych performance on pressure situations was the key for his win against the American, Tomas converted 3 of 4 break point chances while Sock only took 3 of 14.

This will be the 12th meeting between them, with Simon leading 7 – 4 after winning the last match in Wimbledon this year. In their previous 11 meetings, two of them were played in this tournament with Gilles taking the win in 2009 and 2014.

Simon’s defensive game and counter punching skills are quite effective against Berdych with the Czech struggling to be consistent. Berdych will be looking to raise his service level in order to get short points otherwise Simon will take advantage in longer rallies.

There is clear value on Simon’s tennis odds for this contest, the French is playing very solid tennis while Berdych is far from his best. Our advice is to pick a bet on Simon and we’ll add Gilles to our tennis picks.

Tennis Pick: Gilles Simon ML (+147) at Pinnacle.

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