Ferrer vs. Del Potro
After a disappointing 2017, David Ferrer couldn’t have asked for more on his 2018 debut. For the eighth time in 13 attempts, the 35-year-old is among the last four players standing at the ASB Classic. Adding to this, Ferrer sits alongside Roy Emerson as the most successful player in Auckland with four titles in the City of Sails. Known as one of the greatest returners in tennis history, the former world no.3 only allowed his opponents to win 55.60% of their service games in Auckland.
Regardless of this Friday’s outcome, Juan Martin Del Potro already secured his return to the top 10 for the first time since August 2014. Playing in Auckland brings great memories to Del Potro with the Argentinean winning the title on his last appearance in 2009. Taking a look now at Juan Martin’s campaign on this event, the 2009 US Open champion reaches this stage of the competition after two straight-sets victories over Denis Shapovalov and Karen Khachanov.
These two players are no strangers with Ferrer winning six of their previous 10 official encounters on the ATP World Tour.
Despite David’s poor results in recent months, the Spaniard is enjoying great success in Auckland. Adding to this, the four-time champion is far from an easy match-up for Del Potro. For that reason, the value is definitely on Ferrer’s tennis betting odds at 243/100 at Pinnacle while Juan Martin is available at 2/5 at Bet365. Besides the value on David’s moneyline, the Over 22 at 17/20 at Pinnacle is also a very interesting approach for this contest.
Best Play: Over 22 at 17/20 at Pinnacle