ATP Rome Day 1 – Isner vs. Ramos-Vinolas

By Bookmakers Review13 May 2017
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ATP Rome Day 1 – Isner vs. Ramos-Vinolas

The Internazionali BNL D’Italia gets underway this Sunday with John Isner and Albert Ramos-Vinolas fighting for a place in the 2nd round. Bookmakers Review breaks down the fixture below and lists the best available odds from green listed bookmaker.

 

Isner vs. Ramos-Vinolas

At the age of 32, John Isner’s glorious days are long gone. Isner’s recurrent knee problems are well-known with the 6’10’’ American presenting a poor 6 – 7 record this season on the ATP World Tour. Adding to this, the slower conditions in Rome are far from ideal for John’s game style with the world no.23 winning only 40.00% of the matches played on this event throughout his career.

Albert Ramos-Vinolas is in the form of his life after reaching his first ATP Masters 1000 Final in Monte Carlo a few weeks ago. As Albert mentioned in a recent interview, reaching the French Open quarter-finals last season changed his career. Looking now at Ramos-Vinolas’ numbers on red dirt since then, the Spaniard won 72.97% of the matches on this surface.

Due to both players’ recent form, it’s unlikely to see Isner emerging victorious from this contest. Even though John is always a dangerous opponent, it won’t be easy for the American to win free points on serve on these slow courts. In addition, Ramos-Vinolas should be too solid from the baseline for Isner. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on Ramos-Vinolas to secure a place in the following round at 1/2 with William Hill. Besides the value on his moneyline, Albert’s -1.5 Set Handicap at +129 with Pinnacle is also a good approach for those who want to take a higher risk.