Tennis Picks: ATP St. Petersburg Semifinals Top Play

Joao Mourato

Friday, September 25, 2015 9:28 PM UTC

Friday, Sep. 25, 2015 9:28 PM UTC

The two top seeds from the bottom half of the draw will face each other but only one of them can reach Sunday's final. Join us while we analyze the best tennis pick.

Roberto Bautista Agut (4) vs. Milos Raonic (2)
Milos Raonic was our top play for quarterfinals and got an impressive win over Tommy Robredo 6-1 6-2, breaking his opponent 4 times and winning 76% and 52% of points on serve and return, respectively.   

Milos’s baseline game is improving match after match but this last contest was a perfect match-up for him with Robredo playing too defensive like we expected which clearly suited Raonic style.

Roberto Bautista Agut was very close from elimination against Teymuraz Gabashvili in second round however the Russian wasn’t able to close the match after leading 5 – 3 and 40 – 0 on serve in third set. Roberto was our pick of the tournament to go far and is now only one game away from the final.

Agut is a huge fighter and never gives up like he showed against Gabashvili, also this Indoor conditions suit his high pace and consistent baseline game.

They played once and that match was also played in Indoor at Paris last season where Raonic won 7 – 5 7 – 6. The Spanish with his aggressive and consistent baseline game can explore Milos poor baseline movement and won’t be easy for the Canadian to break Agut’s serve.

Both players should be able to hold serve without much problems and is very likely that we have at least one tie break on this contest. Agut can give a very good fight and wouldn’t be surprising if he gets a victory however is very likely that he might lose in two close sets so the tennis odds with higher value are on the Over and that’s the one we’ll add to our tennis picks
Tennis Pick: Over 23.0 (+101) at Pinnacle

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