- Chris sobey
This week’s ATP action at Rotterdam, Memphis and Buenos Aires is now underway and there have been no major upsets so far and just two seeds have been overturned, eighth seed Pouille at Rotterdam and sixth seed Mannarino at Memphis.
The top four seeds at Memphis and Buenos Aires also get their campaigns underway today or tomorrow, and today second seed Isner faces Nishioka, third seed Querrey (14/1) will face either compatriot Harrison or Kravchuk and fourth seed Johnson will face either compatriot Tiafoe or Smyczek.
At Buenos Aires today top-seed Nishikori will face wither Schwartzman or Bagnis, second seed Cuevas will face Dolgopolov, third seed Ferrer will face either Berlocq or Kovalik and fourth seed Carreno-Busta (11/1) will face either Dutra Silva or Giannessi.
At the time of writing all of my outright selections were still in action; at Rotterdam fourth seed Berdych (9/1) and Simon (40/1) are already through to the second round and Berdych will face either Troicki or Gasquet and Simon either Alexander Zverev or second seed Thiem tomorrow. By the time you read this article we will now if Fritz (50/1) at Memphis is through to the second round as he played Lu in the early hours of this morning.
In addition to my outright selections this week you may remember I highlighted Martin Klizan at 66/1, but decided to leave him on this occasion. However, some of the bookmakers have priced up the quarter betting for Rotterdam and Klizan is a tasty 18/1 to win the 2nd Quarter. He’s the defending champion, showed good form at the Australian Open pushing Wawrinka to five sets and beat Verdasco in the first round yesterday so he’s worth a small win bet at big odds.
From a match betting and trading perspective today there are a few bets and trades I like, which should return a profit. At Rotterdam Kohlschrieber (1.6) is worth opposing against Klizan today, as is Gasquet (1.44) against Troicki. From a match betting perspective i suggest backing Klizan at Rotterdam and Brown at Memphis in a Double (around 4.0).