The ATP Sydney quarter-finals take place this Thursday with all the four top seeds still in competition. Bookmakers Review breaks down the fixture below and lists the best available odds from green listed bookmakers.
Kohlschreiber vs. Troicki
Viktor Troicki continues his successful journey in Sydney. The two-time Apia International champion increased his winning streak to 13 games after his 6 – 3 6 – 4 triumph against Paolo Lorenzi. The game conditions in Sydney clearly suit Viktor’s game style with the world no.29 always finding his best tennis on this event. Known for his powerful serve, Troicki ended the match against Lorenzi with 12 aces and 90.91% points won with his first serve.
This is only Philipp Kohlschreiber’s second appearance in Sydney with the German reaching the quarter-finals for the first time in his career. Despite his undeniable quality, Kohlschreiber is also famous for his inconsistency, especially when playing away from his home country. Looking now to Phillip’s campaign so far in Sydney, the German reaches this stage of the competition after defeating Fabio Fognini and Jordan Thompson.
These two players are no strangers with Kohlschreiber leading on the h2h by 4 – 2. However, Troicki won their previous meeting in Sofia last year by 6 – 3 6 – 4.
This should be a very interesting contest with Philipp trying to overcome Troicki’s remarkable defence. As we mentioned before, Viktor is a fearful opponent on this event and it will be very hard for Kohlschreiber to break him if the Serbian keeps serving at such a high level. Looking to the prices for this match, the value is definitely on Troicki’s side with the defending champion available at 43/50 at Pinnacle while SBOBET offers 26/25 for Kohlschreiber’s victory.