The last ATP 250 event of 2015 will take place in Valencia. Find out who are the main favorites for the title and the value player to keep an eye on this competition.
The Valencia Open takes place in Valencia and will be played on Indoor Hard Court
David Ferrer is a joint owner of ATP Valencia tournament together with Juan Carlos Ferrero and just loves this event. David lives in Valencia and since 2003 only missed this event one time, in 2007.
Ferrer will be looking to extend his good results after claiming ATP Vienna’s trophy. The Spaniard already won this event three times and he will be looking for a fourth title after last year loss to Andy Murray on semifinals.
David will have some days to rest; he’s 1st seed and will only start his campaign on second round. There isn’t so much value on him at 3.50 on bet365 when compared to the bet we made on him last week at 5.00 on Vienna but he has good chances for back to back titles and we’ll add him to our tennis picks.
A feeling of déjà vu for Roberto Bautista Agut, once again he’ll come to this Valencia tournament after losing in ATP Moscow final to Marin Cilic. Last year Roberto couldn’t deal well with the long trip and retired before his 2nd round match.
If Agut was one of the top 4 seeds, he wouldn’t have to play first round, but he’s 7th seed and won’t have an easy first match against Nicolas Almagro. Despite having a good draw to go far and his price at 7.50 on bet365 is quite decent, however he might struggle once again with the tough transition from Russia to Spain and we advice not to take a bet on him.
Players to keep an eye on
Marcel Granollers received a wild card to play this tournament. It hasn’t been a very good season for Marcel, his best results were achieved in Zagreb’s Indoor courts when he reached semifinals.
Despite not being at his best, Granollers is always a tough opponent to beat on this Valencia courts. Marcel won this event in 2011, was 2010 runner up and is always a player to keep an eye on this event. The highest ranked players on Granollers quarter are Bautista Agut and Fabio Fognini, as we said Agut might feel some physical problems while Fognini is far from solid mentally and Granollers has a 3 – 3 h2h on ATP events with the Italian.
Marcel serve & volley style and great defensive skills suit this slower Valencia courts and his tennis odds are too high at 41.00 on bet365. This is a long shot but there is value to try a trade on Granollers.