• Chris Sobey


This weeks ATP tennis action at the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 Series has now reached the quarter final stage; top-seed and favourite Nadal is still on course to win a record eleventh title and so far, it looks like he will do it at a stroll having won all his matches in convincing fashion. Nadal will face fifth seed Thiem, who ended ninth seed Djokovic’s run yesterday, and Nadal leads the head-to-head 5-2, which were all played on clay. Second seed Cilic is still in action as well and received a walk over to the quarter finals after fourteenth seed Raonic withdrew injured and he will face Nishikori today for the fourteenth time and Nishikori leads the head-to-head 7-6.

Third seed Alexander Zverev has had to labour hard to reach this stage winning his two matches against Muller and Struff in three sets. He faces veteran Gasquet today for the fourth time and Zverev leads the head-to-head 3-0. Fourth seed Dimitrov has also had to work hard for his two wins this week beating Herbert and Kohlschreiber in two close three set encounters. Dimitrov faces fifth seed Goffin today for the eleventh time and Dimitrov won nine of their ten matches. He had to work hard for his two wins this week against Herbert and Kohlschreiber, which were both close three set encounters, while Goffin progressed in straight forward fashion beating Tsitsipas and Bautista Agut in straight sets.

From a betting perspective Dimitrov is worth backing to beat Goffin given the overwhelming head-to-head record and it could also prove profitable to back the Match Double Zverev to win 2-1 against Gasquet, as the young German won their last two meetings in three sets and both his matches this week in three sets.



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