Davis Cup Quarterfinals Betting Analysis & Free Tennis Picks

João Mourato

Thursday, April 5, 2018 5:13 PM UTC

Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018 5:13 PM UTC

Join our expert tennis capper for his Davis Cup Quarterfinals analysis and find out the most valuable tennis picks for this Friday’s action.

Rafael Nadal vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber

Rafael Nadal will make his return to action this Friday after injury absence. The world No.1 hasn’t played since January, when a left leg injury forced him to withdraw from the Australian Open quarterfinals. Known as one of the most successful players in Davis Cup history, the 31-year-old holds an incredible 22 – 1 record in Davis Cup, with his only loss coming in February 2004. Adding to this, the 16-time Grand Slam champion only dropped five sets in all his previous 17 Davis Cup matches on clay.

Nadal shouldn’t experience any major problems on his Friday’s match against Philipp Kohlschreiber. Despite Philipp’s undeniable talent, the German only prevailed in one of their previous fifteen meetings. Moreover, Nadal is yet to drop a set against this opponent on clay. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the Spaniard’s spread to your betting picks as the most valuable play for this contest.

Free Tennis Pick: Rafael Nadal -8 (-116)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

David Ferrer vs. Alexander Zverev

Spain suffered a setback with Pablo Carreno Busta withdrawing from the Davis Cup quarterfinals due to a hand injury. For that reason, David Ferrer will take the other individual spot. At the age of 36, Ferrer continues to be one of the toughest competitors in the game with an extraordinary 87.10% winning record throughout his career in the Davis Cup. Nevertheless, the last months haven’t been easy for David with the former world No.3 winning only 46.15% of the matches played so far in 2018.

Ferrer will open the tie against Alexander Zverev on Friday. These two players know each other well with each of them winning two of their previous four official encounters on the ATP World Tour. However, Zverev emerged victorious from their two most recent meetings, including one at the Miami Open two weeks ago. The sportsbooks are well aware of Alexander’s recent dominance over this opponent with the German as the favorite at -185 at 5Dimes. Even though we agree with Zverev’s favoritism, it’s impossible to ignore Ferrer’s higher experience in the Davis Cup. For that reason, our recommendations is for you to add the Over to your betting picks.

Free Tennis Pick: Over 38 (-104)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

Borna Coric vs. Mikhail Kukushkin

Playing in the Davis Cup brings the best out of Mikhail Kukushkin. Known as one of the best ball strikers in the game, the 30-year-old holds an outstanding 9 – 3 record in the Davis Cup since 2015. On the other hand, Borna Coric hopes to extend his perfect record in the 2018 Davis Cup. The world No.28 proved decisive in the previous round with a straight sets win over Denis Shapovalov to send Croatia to the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

This will be the 3rd official meeting between these two players with Coric still looking for his first win over this opponent. Despite Borna’s impressive results in recent months, it won’t be easy for the Croatian to win this match in three easy sets. Therefore, our advice is for you to place a bet on Kukushkin’s spread as the best betting approach for this match.

Free Tennis Pick: Mikhail Kukushkin +7 (-139)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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