Tennis Picks: ATP Metz Semifinal Top Play & Betting Analysis

Joao Mourato

Friday, September 25, 2015 9:18 PM GMT

Friday, Sep. 25, 2015 9:18 PM GMT

Tsonga is now the main favorite for the title after Wawrinka's retirement; however, he still has to overcome Kohlschreiber to reach the decisive match. Find the tennis pick inside.

Philipp Kohlschreiber (5) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (3)
Tsonga is now the main favorite for the title after Wawrinka's retirment however he still has to overcome Kohlschreiber  to reach the decisive match. Find the betting pick inside.Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had a slow start on this event losing a set in his first two meetings against Mischa Zverev and Nicolas Mahut. He was even break down in third set against Mahut in quarterfinals but showed all his determination to turn the match. The French was one of our picks as players with value to claim the trophy and is clearly in great position to do that.

Tsonga loves this game conditions especially in home soil where he’s able to raise the level with the crowd support. Jo has a great 18 -4 career record in this tournament and is trying to reach the final for the 4th time.

Philpp Kohlschreiber reaches this semifinal after a very easy draw so far, he defeated in first two rounds John Millman and Paolo Lorenzi and at quarterfinals didn’t have to get on court with Stan Wawrinka retiring from the competition.

Kohlschreiber can be very competitive in every surface with great groundstrokes however Indoor conditions are those where he has struggled more with 49.59% career win record against 56.56% on all surfaces. The Indoor conditions don’t give so much time for Kohlschreiber to prepare his groundstrokes  which leads to more unforced errors from the German who is far from a consistent player.

Tsonga is a terrible match-up for Kohlschreiber, the French lead h2h 7 – 1 and the only lost was in 2009 on clay at Germany. Both players raise the level when play in their country and there isn’t much Kohlschreiber is able to do on this match.

Despite losing a set in previous two matches, Tsonga has performed at good level and he’s the kind of player who raises the level round after round. The French groundstrokes should be just too powerful and we’ll add to our tennis picks the value on Tsonga’s tennis odds on his spread.

Tennis Pick: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga -3 (-101) at at Pinnacle

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