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It’s quarter finals day on the ATP Tour at Hamburg, Gstaad and Atlanta and unfortunately, we only have one of our outright selections remaining, which is Tiafoe at Atlanta. However, while things didn’t pan out for the outright selections, the match bets did much better with all four tips winning, including both doubles at 5.6/1 and 12.3/1!

At Hamburg it’s been a good week for the top-seeds so far as top-seed Thiem, second seed Schwartzman and third seed Carreno-Busta are still standing. It’s also been a good week for unseeded players and outsiders, defending champion Leonardo Mayer is the only veteran left in the field and he faces a tough test today in the shape of compatriot Schwartzman, for the first time on the ATP Tour. Qualifiers Basilashvili and Kovalik are also through to the quarter finals, Basilashvili also faces a tough ask to reach the semi-finals today against third seed Carreno-Busta and this is the first time they’ve met on the ATP Tour.

Kovalik faces the other remaining unseeded player in the draw Lucky Loser Monteiro and the two are meeting for the second time this week after facing each other in qualifying, which Kovalik obviously won. He also won their only other encounter last year on clay on the Challenger Tour, which make him the favourite to progress to his first ATP Tour semi-final. The other quarter final is between Thiem and Jarry from Chile and this will be their first meeting on the ATP Tour.

At Gstaad its been a good week for unseeded players and there are only two seeds left in the draw, who are both Spaniards, second seed Bautista Agut and eighth seed Lopez. There are six unseeded players left in the draw Daniel, Djere, Berrettini, qualifier Zopp, who knocked out top-seed Fognini as predicted, Lucky Loser Galovic, who knocked out fifth seed Haase, and qualifier Bagnis from Argentina. Daniel, who won his first ATP Tour title this year at Istanbul on clay, faces the toughest ask to reach the semi-finals against Bautista Agut, and this will be their first ever encounter on the ATP Tour.

Berrettini is vying to reach his first ATP Tour semi-final but he faces a tough test against veteran Lopez, and this is their first meeting on the ATP Tour. Djere faces Lucky Loser Galovic, this is their first meeting on the ATP Tour and they are both vying to reach their first ever ATP Tour semi-final. The other quarter final is between qualifiers Zopp and Bagnis. Bagnis could take this one as he leads the head-to-head 2-0 and the two wins came on clay in three sets on clay at Bastad back in 2o16 and on hard courts in three sets on the Futures Tour back in 2008.

Finally, at Atlanta the quarter finals line up was not complete at the time of writing but it should be complete by the time you read this article.

Selections: None


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