The ATP Tour tennis action at the Cincinnati Masters 1000 Series is down to the quarter-final stage and defending champion and top-seed Djokovic is still on track to win back-to-back titles. He will face unseeded Frenchman Pouille for a place in the semi-finals in the early hours of tomorrow morning and Djokovic should progress as he comfortably beat Pouille in straight sets at this year’s Australian Open. Ninth seed and Rogers Cup finalist Medvedev will aim to continue his scintillating recent form against unseeded Russian Rublev tomorrow morning, who knocked out third seed Federer last night.
Eleventh seed Bautista Agut (advised @ 40/1/50/1 available) faces unseeded French veteran Gasquet tonight and hopefully, Bautista Agut will repeat his straight sets win at last week’s Rogers Cup and extend his winning record against Gasquet to 5-1. Sixteenth seed Goffin faces unseeded Japanese rising star Nishioka for the third time tonight; Goffin won their first encounter at Tokyo back in 2016, but Nishioka won their most recent match at Washington this month in three sets and will be quietly confident of recording another upset tonight. If Bautista Agut wins tonight and you backed him for the tournament, I advised hedging your bet by backing either Goffin or Nishioka to win their semi-final and at least cover your outright stakes this week as both Goffin and Nishikoa have beaten Bautista Agut in recent seasons.