Tsitsipas vs. Carreno Busta
Stefanos Tsitsipas produced one of his best ever performances to earn the biggest win of his career against No.3 seed and last year’s finalist Dominic Thiem. The 19-year-old reached his second career ATP World Tour semi-finals after a brilliant campaign at the 2017 European Open in Antwerp. Despite slow start, Tsitsipas recovered from an early break down to defeat Thiem in straight sets. The Austrian couldn’t find any rhythm throughout the entire match with 4 double faults and 21 unforced errors.
Pablo Carreno Busta continues to impress in Barcelona. The world No.11 is through to his first Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell semi-finals after a 6 – 3 7 – 6 victory over Grigor Dimitrov in an hour and 37 minutes. Known as one of the greatest defenders in the game, Pablo won 40.63% of the points played on Dimitrov’s serve. On the other hand, the Bulgarian ended the match with 26 unforced errors against only 13 from Carreno Busta.
The bookmakers expect a close encounter with Carreno Busta as the slight favourite at 3/4 at Pinnacle while Tsitsipas is available at 5/4 at 5Dimes. Despite Stefanos’ brilliant run in Barcelona, it won’t be easy for the Greek to overcome such a great competitor as Pablo. On the other hand, the Spaniard is the more experienced of the two at this level. With this in mind, our suggestions is for you to place a bet on Carreno Busta’s moneyline at 3/4 at green listed bookmaker Pinnacle as the best betting approach for this contest.
Best Play: Pablo Carreno Busta ML at 3/4 at Pinnacle