Free ATP Rome Semifinals Picks: Dominic Thiem vs. Novak Djokovic

Joao Mourato

Saturday, May 20, 2017 2:15 PM UTC

Saturday, May. 20, 2017 2:15 PM UTC

Join our expert tennis capper for his ATP Rome semifinals analysis. Find out our top tennis play for this Saturday's action and why you should place this valuable bet.

Dominic Thiem (8) vs. Novak Djokovic (2)

Dominic Thiem continues his phenomenal run on red dirt in 2017. Known as one of the best clay-court players on the ATP World Tour, Dominic won 85.00% of the matches on clay this season. Taking a look now at Dominic’s campaign in Rome, the world no.7 reaches this stage of the competition after an astonishing victory over Rafael Nadal. Despite facing one of the best defenders in history, the Austrian ended the match with impressive numbers. As usual, Thiem’s forehand was the key to his success with 17 winners and only 11 unforced errors with that shot.

Despite the rain delay that postponed Novak Djokovic’s quarterfinals match against Juan Martin Del Potro, the Serbian returned to the court this Saturday at an exceptional level. As we mentioned in previous analysis, playing in Rome is always special for Djokovic. Besides his remarkable 42 – 7 career record in Rome, Novak always counts with the support of his entire family on this event. Taking a look now at Djokovic’s numbers in the previous round against Del Potro, the four-time champion won 70.59% of the points played at the net.

This will be the 5th career meeting between these two players with Thiem still looking for his first victory over this opponent.

Despite Dominic’s outstanding performance in the previous round, Djokovic is far from an easy match-up for the Austrian. Adding to this, the Serbian is returning to his best level. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Novak’s tennis betting odds by adding the former world no.1 to your betting picks as the most valuable play for this match.

Free Tennis Pick: Novak Djokovic ML (-156)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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