Join our expert tennis capper for his tennis betting analysis for the ATP Masters 1000 Miami. Find out who the main contender is, as well as the player to keep an eye on this event.
ATP Masters 1000 Miami
The ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami takes place at the Tennis Center in Crandon Park with Hard Court as the chosen surface for this ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event.
Seven players since 1991 have won back-to-back titles in Indian Wells and Miami in the same year. Juan Martin Del Potro is trying to become the eight player to complete the Sunshine Double in the March Masters. After Roger Federer’s surprising defeat in his opening match against Thanasi Kokkinakis, the Argentinean is the clear favorite to win the title at the Miami Open. At the age of 29, Del Potro is going through one of the best moments in his career with an outstanding 85.71% winning record in 2018. Nevertheless, the 2009 US Open champion admitted that physically is getting more difficult for him: ‘My body starts to feel very tired, I feel pain everywhere, niggles are starting to be there’.
The world No.6 returns to action this Sunday against Kei Nishikori. Known as one of the greatest ball striker in the game, Nishikori won two of their last three official encounters on the ATP World Tour. On the other hand, Del Potro might not be in the best physical conditions for this Sunday’s match in Key Biscayne. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to fade the Argentinean on this event, starting with Nishikori’s tennis betting odds to win this contest at +205 at 5Dimes.
Player to Keep an Eye
Sidelined with an elbow injury for almost two month, Nick Kyrgios didn’t experience any problems on his return to competition with a 6 – 4 6 – 1 win over Dusan Lajovic. Known as one of the best servers in tennis history, the 22-year-old didn’t allow a single break point opportunity to his opponent throughout the entire match. Adding to this, Kyrgios ended the match against the Serbian with impressive numbers – 21 winners and only 13 unforced errors.
Kyrgios won’t have an easy task in the following round against the unpredictable Fabio Fognini. Nevertheless, the No.17 seed should be too strong with Fabio unable to handle the Australian’s powerful serve. Taking a look now at Nick’s draw on this event, the former world No.13 won’t have an easy task in Miami with very dangerous opponents on his half of the draw such as Alexander Zverev, Kevin Anderson or Jack Sock. Despite the tough draw ahead of him, it’s hard to ignore the value on Nick’s current price to lift the trophy in Miami at +1100 at BetVictor. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to add Kyrgios’ outright to your betting picks with a small stake as the most valuable play for this tournament.