Bautista Agut vs. Del Potro
Juan Martin Del Potro kept his Australian Open preparations on track with a 6 – 4 6 – 4 win over David Ferrer. The 2009 ASB Classic champion extended his winning streak in Auckland to 7 matches. As we mentioned in our previous analysis, Del Potro already secured his return to the top 10 for the first time in more than three years. Adding to this, the 29-year-old is going through one of the best moments in his career with an incredible 82.14% winning record since the US Open.
After two hours and 52 minutes of brilliant tennis, Roberto Bautista Agut booked a spot into tomorrow’s final. Playing in Auckland brings the best out of Bautista Agut with an outstanding 77.78% career record on this event. However, the Spaniard only won 20.00% of the finals played throughout his career when priced as underdog. On the other hand, it won’t be easy for Roberto to present himself in the best physical condition after almost three hours on court against Robin Haase in the semi-finals.
This will be the 5th career meeting between these two players with Del Potro leading on the h2h by 3 – 1.
The bookmakers expect a straightforward win from Del Potro with the Argentinean as the main favourite at 19/50 at Pinnacle while 5Dimes offers 51/20 for Bautista Agut’s victory. Despite Roberto’s exceptional record on this event, it’s impossible to trust the Spaniard after spending so much time on court in the previous round. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on Del Potro’s -1.5 Set Handicap at 51/50 at Pinnacle as the most valuable play for this final.
Best Play: Juan Martin Del Potro -1.5 Set Handicap at 51/50 at Pinnacle