Join us on our daily coverage of the ATP Masters 1000 Paris. Find out our top tennis pick for the Semi-Finals and why you should place these two valuable bets.
After Novak Djokovic’s surprising defeat, Andy Murray is now just one win away from becoming the new world no.1. Murray couldn’t ask for a better end to a perfect season with seven titles already, including one Grand Slam trophy and the Olympic Gold Medal. Looking now to Andy’s campaign in Paris so far, the British reaches this stage of the competition after a tremendous battle against Tomas Berdych. Despite Berdych’s high-quality performance, Murray emerged victorious at the end by 7 – 6 7 – 5 with an outstanding comeback in the first set tie-break after a 1 – 6 disadvantage.
The 2014 BNP Paribas Masters runner-up – Milos Raonic – continues his successful journey in 2016. After his quarterfinals victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Raonic secured his return to the 4th place in the ATP World Tour ranking, matching his career high. The fast court conditions in Paris suit Milos’ outstanding serve with the Canadian allowing only one break of serve so far throughout this event. In the previous round against Tsonga, Raonic ended the match with very solid numbers at the net winning 17 out of 21 points.
These two players featured some remarkable battles in the past with Murray leading on the h2h by 9 – 4.
This is already their 6th encounter in 2016 with Raonic still looking for his first victory over Andy this year. As we mentioned earlier, if Murray wins this match he’ll become the new world no.1. Therefore, the pressure is all on Andy’s side while Raonic has nothing to lose here. Having said that, we recommend you to add the Over 2.5 Sets to your betting picks, a high odd that presents a remarkable value in a match that should go to distance.